As I reported yesterday, the Democrat Party has chickened out in terms of allowing Fox News to host one of its Democratic primary debates.
Tom Perez recently said that Fox News’s “relationship” with President Donald Trump has lead the DNC to reject Fox New’s offer to host any debates.
“Recent reporting in The New Yorker on the inappropriate relationship between President Trump, his administration and FOX News has led me to conclude that the network is not in a position to host a fair and neutral debate for our candidates. Therefore, FOX News will not serve as a media partner for the 2020 Democratic primary debates,” Perez said.
Now, Fox News host Chris Wallace is speaking out about the fact that the left has some sort of derangement when it comes to the channel according to The Hill:
“I think that the left wing of the party — you know how we talk about Trump derangement syndrome or Obama? I think that the left wing of the Democratic Party there is Fox derangement syndrome,” Wallace said on Brian Kilmeade’s Fox radio show.
“And even though they know that, Martha MacCallum and Bret Baier and I would give a fair debate, the idea of anything with ‘Fox News presents the Democratic debate’ and they were just looking for an excuse and The New Yorker article gave it to them.”
Wallace wasn’t the only Fox News Host to express displeasure. Baier weighed in on Twitter.
“That’s really a shame. When it comes to fairness – our news product speaks for itself. We will continue to cover this 2020 race fairly & will continue to invite Democrats- Republicans & Independents on to talk about key issues & substance with our very large viewing audience,” he tweeted.
That’s really a shame. When it comes to fairness – our news product speaks for itself. We will continue to cover this 2020 race fairly & will continue to invite Democrats- Republicans & Independents on to talk about key issues & substance with our very large viewing audience https://t.co/z0TdftcVmz
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) March 6, 2019
Fox News continuously trounces CNN and MSNBC in the ratings, and a debate between Democrats on the channel would do a lot to elevate the number of viewers. However, it’s unlikely that the Democrats would ever expose their candidates to questions that might be too much harder than they’re used to.
Fox’s willingness to allow right-leaning opinion to thrive on its network has caused the left, who prefers monologues to dialogues, to refer to the network as evil. It’s accused continuously of spreading lies and misinformation, fomenting racism, and being the cause of other social ills.
The problem here is that should Democrats appear on Fox News, they would get a fair shake, and fair isn’t what the Democrats want.