DNC Bars Fox News from Covering 2020 Democratic Primaries
The Democratic National Committee – the same party that has been crowing nonstop for two years alleging that President Donald J. Trump is a threat to the First Amendment and the rights of reporters – will exclude Fox News from covering its 2020 primary debates.
“In a statement Wednesday, DNC Chairman Tom Perez cited a story in the New Yorker magazine this week that detailed how Fox has promoted President Trump’s agenda. The article, titled ‘The Making of the Fox News White House,’ suggested that the news network had become a ‘propaganda, vehicle for Trump,” Washington Post reported Wednesday.
Perhaps the Democrats have not been paying attention, but Fox News is a relatively neutered network in terms of its support for Trump. Most of their programming actually features borderline #NeverTrump basket cases who associate more with the political class than Trump’s base. But that’s neither here nor there. The Democrats have a decided to bar a news network from covering the news. So much for that First Amendment.
“I believe that a key pathway to victory is to continue to expand our electorate and reach all voters,” Perez told Washington Post. “That is why I have made it a priority to talk to a broad array of potential media partners, including Fox News. 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.”
How very Stalin-esque of the DNC. It won’t even risk the possibility of its primary audience hearing anything but leftist mainstream press propaganda during the primary debates.
According to the report, there will be 12 primary debates to help Democrats whittle down to one of nearly 15 candidates for the presidency. So far, contracts have been awarded for the first two debates – one to NBC, and the other to CNN – both safely within the realm of leftist propaganda, and outside the realm of reality.
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