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Clinton, Obama just say no to Fox [Presidential debate thrown into jeopardy]
Variety ^ | 4/9/07 | MICHAEL LEARMONTH

Posted on 04/10/2007 6:01:21 AM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia

Both Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama said they would not participate in a presidential debate sponsored by Fox News Channel, throwing the event in jeopardy. The two senators joined former Sen. John Edwards, who announced on Friday he would not participate in the debate, one of four being held by the Congressional Black Caucus Institute.

The Congressional Black Caucus contracted with Fox to co-sponsor two of its debates -- one Democratic and one Republican -- and gave the two others to CNN.

But now the top three Democrats in the race have said they will not participate in the Democratic debate co-sponsored by Fox, which was scheduled for Sept. 23 at the Fox Theater in Detroit.

A spokesman for Obama, who is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, told ABC News he would decline, saying "CNN seems to be a more appropriate host."

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"CNN seems to be a more appropriate host."

At least any pretenses that the media is unbiased are gone.

1 posted on 04/10/2007 6:01:23 AM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

And these people want face down our adversaries in the world?

Oh boy...


2 posted on 04/10/2007 6:03:46 AM PDT by Jake The Goose
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
how would the media react if the republican candidates refused to participate in debates hosted by the other networks?
3 posted on 04/10/2007 6:03:53 AM PDT by mad_madniac
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To: mad_madniac
how would the media react if the republican candidates refused to participate in debates hosted by the other networks?

They'd love it.

4 posted on 04/10/2007 6:05:19 AM PDT by Gorzaloon (Global Warming: A New Kind Of Scientology for the Rest Of Us.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
Ayone who considers themselves worthy of public office, much less the high office of POTUS, should have no qualms about participating in a forum that might be less than sympathetic to their viewpoints.

The fact that all of these so-called dem hopefuls don't even have that much guts makes it crystal clear that absolutely none of them are suitable.

We don't need cowards in the White House.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

5 posted on 04/10/2007 6:07:56 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have two speeds: "graze" and "stampede".)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
At least any pretenses that the media is unbiased are gone.

In spite of 9/11 Republicans/conservative/Christians should have demanded Mrs. Clinton come up on the myriad felony charges with made the tip of the iceberg of her criminal career.

Instead when the MSM told us Americans were returning back their churches we just felt so safe and secure from the evil OUTSIDE the USA!!

"SUCKERS!!!" laughed the charlatans.

6 posted on 04/10/2007 6:10:36 AM PDT by 100-Fold_Return (Starting' to catch on the conspiracy is no "theory??")
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Fox would have put the candidates at a serious disadvantage: they would have had questions from both liberals and conservatives. How dare they? Think of it like this: Now Fox can show reruns of “Gilligan’s Island” and get higher ratings than they otherwise would have received by televising the Democrats’ “debate”.


7 posted on 04/10/2007 6:12:11 AM PDT by TommyDale ("Rudy can win the War on Terror!" Perhaps, but for whose side?)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Good. Much less exposure to spout their socialist agendas. Refusing to appear on the most popular cable news network is political suicide if you ask me. Meanwhile, the Republican candidates can take the opportunity to reveal their higher standards.


8 posted on 04/10/2007 6:17:08 AM PDT by Proudcongal (One cannot have an understanding of or respect for the U.S. Constitution and be a leftist.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
FoxNews should develop a whole series of ads and put them on every video website:

Topic: What questions are they afraid FoxNews might ask of them?

Perhaps this one: [specific hard question the other media outlets would not dare ask -- followed by a obvious period of dead silence]



9 posted on 04/10/2007 6:17:13 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
If Republicans did this... the screaming would never stop. Not a peep from the other networks either... amazing, isn't it. If you still don't believe in the DBM/DNC cabal... there is no hope for you.
10 posted on 04/10/2007 6:18:51 AM PDT by johnny7 ("Issue in Doubt." -Col. David Monroe Shoup, USMC 1943)
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To: Joe Brower

“We don’t need cowards in the White House...”

Because we have plenty of them in the current House and Senate, that’s for sure!

What a bunch of LOSERS the ‘Rat candidates are. All empty suits with the exception of ‘The Beast’ who is pure evil, through and through.


11 posted on 04/10/2007 6:19:38 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Does this mean that the other news networks are the opposite of Fox News? They don’t want to answer the “rabid Republican” questions from Fox. We want softball questions from the left!!! (and we want to know them in advance)


12 posted on 04/10/2007 6:23:10 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (forbidden fruit creates many jams.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
Both of these people really don’t want any debates.

Obama is afraid of just mouthing mushy platitudes and becoming “mortal” by having to give a “substantial” answer. And Hitlery is dumber than a box of rocks when having to think on her feet and not get the questions “leaked” to her ahead of time.

13 posted on 04/10/2007 6:23:19 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

When Clinton stated she would participate in the Fox “Debates” before she stated she would not, I thought it was a lie as this woman won’t “Debate” period.

She will participate only in carefully scripted events choreographed to her favor, therefore if she states she will participate in a “Debate” at any other forum, that too is another bald face lie.


14 posted on 04/10/2007 6:24:39 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
This is easy. Reps run ads all over the country telling the folks that Dems are too scared and chicken to debate in a fair, non-liberal setting. Here you are people, they say they want to run your country and deal with US enemies, but are too scared to face their opponents for a debate.

The wrong people run the Rep Party; we need people with guts to stand up tall.

15 posted on 04/10/2007 6:24:39 AM PDT by Hattie
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To: AmericaUnited

Hillary would oppose any venue that would not allow her to receive the questions in advance or submit her own questions.

She is not going to open herself up to answering any unscripted questions, if she can get out of doing so.


16 posted on 04/10/2007 6:26:41 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: rockinqsranch

Everything that Obama, Edwards and the Moveon crowd are doing to push Clinton to the left and to force a protracted primary campaign is good for the GOP for the general election.

Let them tear each other apart for months and months. This is the last thing that the Clinton people wanted. She may get the nomination but it won’t be worth much because she’ll never be able to reclaim the center.


17 posted on 04/10/2007 6:28:15 AM PDT by mwl1
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To: Jake The Goose

BTTT...


18 posted on 04/10/2007 6:28:20 AM PDT by veronica
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

CNN is far more imperfect than Fox.

Pubbies should avoid CNN. This needs to be answered.


19 posted on 04/10/2007 6:29:19 AM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Dems will impeach Bush)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
Barak Obama the frightened. He, Hillary Clinton and Edwards are terrified their views (or lack of) will be exposed. They are like scared rabbits and their contrived excuses are transparent. Leaders they are not. This should be a major story but how convenient the focus on Imus.
20 posted on 04/10/2007 6:30:13 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

hmmm. And I was so wishing someone would ask Ms Clinton that, if elected, would she allow First Lady Bubba to sit in on Cabinet meetings....


21 posted on 04/10/2007 6:30:52 AM PDT by elli1
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To: 100-Fold_Return

Remember when some dem-rats said: “you can prosecute him (Bubba) after he leaves office!”

I’m still waiting for the perjury/onstruction charges to be filed.

When is that going to happen?

Justice delayed is.......


22 posted on 04/10/2007 6:32:08 AM PDT by Finalapproach29er (Dems will impeach Bush)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

dihad...control. Do not question the great and powerful OZ.


23 posted on 04/10/2007 6:35:22 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Jake The Goose

Bumper Sticker needed:

If the Democrats can’t talk to FOX -
how will they talk to our enemies?


24 posted on 04/10/2007 6:36:28 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (Dennis Miller said it best “Liberals always feel your pain. Unless of course, they caused it.”)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

If they are so afraid of FOX how will they react to Al Qaeda?


25 posted on 04/10/2007 6:37:26 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: Jake The Goose

Right on the money, Jake. RIght on the money. This removes all pretense on their part of looking for a level playing field. ALL YOU SULKERS, REMEMBER THIS WHEN NOVEMBER, ‘08 ROLLS AROUND. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE YOU ARE SUPPORTING WITH YOUR NON-VOTES.


26 posted on 04/10/2007 6:38:36 AM PDT by twonie (RUDY FOR PRESIDENT '08. THERE - A COMMITMENT OUT LOUD.)
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To: twonie

Well said.


27 posted on 04/10/2007 6:39:32 AM PDT by Jake The Goose
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

YOu’re right! Ain’t NOTHING empty about that pantsuit, is there!!! (Snicker, snicker!)


28 posted on 04/10/2007 6:40:05 AM PDT by twonie (RUDY FOR PRESIDENT '08. THERE - A COMMITMENT OUT LOUD.)
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To: Christian4Bush

Your idea - go to www.legalzoom.com - get a copyright - and go produce them.

You might be onto something.


29 posted on 04/10/2007 6:40:46 AM PDT by Jake The Goose
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Obama is what we used to call High yellow. That used to refer to his being a Mulatto. Now it seems to refer to his courage,or rather lack of it.

Hillary’s excuse is of course that she cannot answer questions that havent been approved and given the green light by her “advisor’s”.


30 posted on 04/10/2007 6:41:59 AM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I will forgive Jane Fonda, when the Jews forgive Hitler.)
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To: AmericaUnited

“Both of these people really don’t want any debates.”

Double-Dog Dittos to that! They don’t want to be exposed for what they really are.


31 posted on 04/10/2007 6:42:22 AM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: mad_madniac
Maybe it is time to find out. Democrats/Socialists do not want to answer hard questions where solutions are required; Fox would ask each politican those hard questions where CNN never will. And those of you who think that Healthcare, education, abortion, etc. issues are more important than the Militant Islam that threatens the world, had better think again. None of the afore mentioned will be necessary if terrorism is appeased as the Pelosi/Reid House suggests it should be - there will be no freedom to fight for as we'll be a dead nation under Islamic rule.

Losing in Iraq is NOT an Option and that is the only debatable question on the table other than illegal immigration. The rest is rhetoric that is asked every day by every politician over and over again, year in and year out for decades and never ever really doing anything about it.

Fund the troops without the pork Politicians!

32 posted on 04/10/2007 6:46:38 AM PDT by yoe ( "Deliver us from evil......nay, deliver us from stupidity is more like it.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
Fox should ignore these candidates in in their coverage of the elections. Don’t show any campaign footage don’t mention their names. Fox reaches a pretty wide audience.
33 posted on 04/10/2007 6:49:38 AM PDT by cath26
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To: Jake The Goose

My sentiments exactly. Someone offering themselves as leader of the free world should be able to face up to a tough question from a debate moderator for God’s sake.


34 posted on 04/10/2007 6:51:31 AM PDT by OffMyMeds (Crede et manducasti)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Too funny, God forbid any news station doesn’t parrot the Democrat party line 24/7.

So much for “diversity”.


35 posted on 04/10/2007 7:23:13 AM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia; All
Here is another thread about Hillary refusing to attend the Fox debates.

(Source: The Politico (via Dridge) ^ | )

As usual, great FReeper replies.

Hillary Won't Do Fox Debate Either

36 posted on 04/10/2007 7:33:39 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Many people are being held as slaves by the democrats through government assistance.)
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To: Christian4Bush

***Bumper Sticker needed:

If the Democrats can’t talk to FOX -
how will they talk to our enemies?


That’s easy. They will lie to our enemies just like pelosi did on her mid east.


37 posted on 04/10/2007 7:37:34 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Many people are being held as slaves by the democrats through government assistance.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

If this is the way things are now, while they’re yet trying to entice voter support, imagine what it will be like if/when one of these people is ensconced in office, no longer in need of votes? No thought process other than liberalism will be tolerated or even acknowledged. Basically they’ve openly stated their plans for an exclusionary presidency.


38 posted on 04/10/2007 7:59:10 AM PDT by Eroteme
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Hillary Clinton is a coward. I'll debate on Fox anytime.

39 posted on 04/10/2007 8:17:28 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Encourage illegal immigration! Turn the Southwest into a sewer just like Mexico!)
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To: VeniVidiVici

this pic looks like Reggie Miller of oh my God basketball skills


40 posted on 04/10/2007 8:20:14 AM PDT by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

watching david gregory on meet the press this past sunday, he kept referring to democrats as “we”.


41 posted on 04/10/2007 8:21:20 AM PDT by sappy
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To: advertising guy

LOL! That didn’t take long. I thought I’d skate by for a page or so :)


42 posted on 04/10/2007 8:22:00 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Encourage illegal immigration! Turn the Southwest into a sewer just like Mexico!)
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To: VeniVidiVici

lmao...........BTW...wanna bet Cheryl can out arm wrestle Reggie ?


43 posted on 04/10/2007 8:23:43 AM PDT by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: advertising guy
"this pic looks like Reggie Miller of oh my God basketball skills"

LOL I thought the exact same thing. Boy, the Pacers sure could use Reggie now.

44 posted on 04/10/2007 8:25:30 AM PDT by joebuck
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To: joebuck

amen and you know Reggie is still good for 15 points a game

but I’m a Suns fan and D Backs fan and so far we looking good.The DBacks are 6-2 so far and a 1-2 in first place


45 posted on 04/10/2007 8:28:23 AM PDT by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: Joe Brower

BTTT


46 posted on 04/10/2007 8:32:21 AM PDT by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed * NRA * JPFO * SAF * GOA *)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Congressional Black Caucus - wheres Imus when you need him.

This is a joke - I guess the republican candidates should refuse to debate on NBC,CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC etc... Wont happen its apparant that the republicans dont have balls.


47 posted on 04/10/2007 8:38:01 AM PDT by sasafras (Multiculturalism is a solvent invented by the left to destroy our culture and end our history)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

This carp will do nothing but bolster FOX. Dumb bastard leftists.


48 posted on 04/10/2007 10:01:53 AM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: vpintheak

The Dems can’t win over Independents by just taking friendly questions from the libs at CNN. That’s what is great about Fox News, you know the questions they’ll get will be fair and balanced, and will challenge them from the left and the right.


49 posted on 04/10/2007 1:00:30 PM PDT by Pop Fly
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

I’d like to see someone approach the CBC and the Democrat candidates offering to move the debate from FNC to Al Jazeera and see if they voice any objection.

And, if they do send someone else to approach them offering to move the debates from FNC to the Playboy Channel and see if they voice any objection.


50 posted on 04/10/2007 1:03:45 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (Whoever first portrayed the Democrats as braying jackasses was an exceptional judge of character.)
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