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Do We Really Want a President Who Is Afraid of a Cable Network?
Men's News Daily ^ | April 10, 2007 | Doug Powers

Posted on 04/10/2007 3:39:26 PM PDT by buccaneer81

Do We Really Want a President Who Is Afraid of a Cable Network?

April 10, 2007

Fox News is Democrat Kryptonite. They run from this monster like Michael Moore from an approaching salad bar. Why?

Democrats say that Fox News is biased. Fine, let’s run with that assumption for a moment. If Fox News is such a politically biased joke, then you’d think the candidates would relish an opportunity to appear on their air and demonstrate that fact to the world. After all, somebody who wants to be president can’t be seen running from a tough challenge — can they? Absolutely. Cowardice happens to be vogue, and Democrats are determined to be fashionable at any cost.

First, John Edwards, The Breck Girl, started the anti-Fox trend by saying he’d not participate in a debate sponsored by the cable net. Now he’s done it again by avoiding another Fox News debate. The Edwards’ must have mistaken Fox News for their neighbor.

Then Barack Obama skipped out of the same debate so fast you’d have thought he found out it was going to be moderated by Don Imus. Hillary, blowing a golden opportunity to stand up to the man, also declined to participate. Democrats are pulling out of so many Foxes that it’s starting to look more like a porno movie than a political campaign.

The latest debate is co-sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus. How bad would the verbal bashing be if these were Republicans?

Edwards, Clinton and Obama want it to appear that they’re standing up to the biased monster by running away. This is the kind of bravery of which many a surrender has been made. Somebody please tell these people that they’re running for president, but not of France.

One thing’s for sure: there will be more Fox News debates, and more Democrat candidates trying to score points and appease their base by blowing them off, not thinking that they’ve already got the base on board. But it’s those voters on the fence who might be impressed by witnessing a liberal David standing up to a biased Goliath — at least until David wets himself and runs off screaming. The possibility of the latter is why there are, so far, no Democrats at Fox News debates.

Will Obama, Clinton and Edwards pull out of CNN’s debate? It’s fairly clear that CNN is biased, but of course the candidates won’t avoid CNN, because it’s their kind of bias.

How about debates sponsored by CBS? Or NPR? Or ABC, NBC, PBS, The New York Times, BET or USA Today? Republicans won’t skip out of these debates because they’re sponsored by “biased” entities, which is one of the reasons I’ll probably end up voting for a Republican.

GOP candidates know it’s their one chance to have a say while in the same room. Democrat candidates know the same as it relates to Fox News, which is why I wonder if their skipping out has less to do with bias and everything to do with the fact that Fox News simply reports what boneheads these people are and there’s no proving otherwise.

A presidential candidate who’s afraid of a friggin’ cable television network probably isn’t the best equipped to protect the nation from Iran, Al Qaeda, Kim Jong Il or any other threat — but dammit, they’ll have shown Fox News who’s scared!


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: clinton; cowards; debates; democrats; dems; edwards; electionpresident; elections; foxnews; hillary; obama; presidentialdebates

1 posted on 04/10/2007 3:39:30 PM PDT by buccaneer81
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To: buccaneer81
Dems need only to repeat a lie to verify it’s authenticity.
2 posted on 04/10/2007 3:42:44 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: buccaneer81

I don’t think “fear” is the right word - it more like pandering to the far left that they perceive as a requirement to get the Democratic nomination. And they well be right - look what happened to Lieberman when he didn’t properly pander.


3 posted on 04/10/2007 3:45:06 PM PDT by gondramB (It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.)
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To: buccaneer81
FoxNews should develop a whole series of ads and put them on every video website:

Sample:

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]


4 posted on 04/10/2007 3:47:25 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: buccaneer81

The funny thing is the dems are supposedly trying to reach out to social conservatives, gun owners and Christians like never before. So, if that’s true then why in the world would the dem presidential candidates not agree to appear on a Fox News Channel debate, the one cable chanel where most of the above get their news every day? I can’t imagine that a large number of conservatives watch CNN or PMSNBC. Nice move Edwards, Obama and Hillary, real smart. I wonder what the reaction would be if any Repub candidate refused to appear on any debates hosted by CNN or MSNBC?


5 posted on 04/10/2007 3:50:03 PM PDT by moose2004 (You Can Run But You Can't Hide!)
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To: buccaneer81; nutmeg; monkapotamus; All

Is me or what but are Demos are bunch of girlie men for not accept Fox news debate

What bunch of p***ys


6 posted on 04/10/2007 3:52:31 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: buccaneer81

I’m still waiting for someone to explain how this “bias” was supposed to manifest itself in a debate among people who mostly agree. (people from one side)


7 posted on 04/10/2007 3:53:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: SevenofNine

I agree with you.


8 posted on 04/10/2007 3:55:15 PM PDT by honolulugal
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To: buccaneer81
The 'rats want to "debate" on CNN so nobody will hear them.

They are, after all, 'rats, and as such cannot run on what they really believe...they must lie. So I figure that they figure the least number of people who hear a bunch of them "debating", the better. There will be a lesser chance of someone hearing when one of them slips up and blurts out what they really believe.

9 posted on 04/10/2007 3:56:37 PM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: moose2004

I saw a post from a liberal at another site this morning. He was complaining that conservatives call it bias when the media doesn’t agree. I pointed out that he failed to mention the democrats skipping debates hosted by Fox news due to “bias”.

The libtard didn’t have an answer.


10 posted on 04/10/2007 3:57:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: SevenofNine
"Is me or what but are Demos are bunch of girlie men for not accept Fox news debate

What bunch of p***ys"


^^^^ click

11 posted on 04/10/2007 4:01:26 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: buccaneer81
"at least until David wets himself and runs off screaming"

A more perfect description of a dem presidential hopeful in action than I've ever seen!

I don't get this at all. Like the author and several other posters here, I think they should welcome the opportunity to maybe change some minds.

12 posted on 04/10/2007 4:01:43 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (Rudy? Hunter? McCain? Tancredo? Romney? Presenting WWF FR style.....)
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To: buccaneer81

When a Presidential candidate runs away from a network,publicity for free, and a chance to appear before the public. They are running totally scared.

I bet they get away with it. They’re Dems.


13 posted on 04/10/2007 4:02:03 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I will forgive Jane Fonda, when the Jews forgive Hitler.)
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To: cripplecreek
I’m still waiting for someone to explain how this “bias” was supposed to manifest itself in a debate among people who mostly agree.

It's not the "bias" they are afraid of...it's the questions that someone from Fox might actually them, that the friendly confines of the lib-media will not! The list of possibilities is endless, I'm sure you can think of several.

14 posted on 04/10/2007 4:03:13 PM PDT by NewLand (Always remember September 11, 2001)
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To: monkapotamus

I been calling John Edward my pretty little Pony ROFL first time I saw him during last elections LOL!

What bother me he has nicer hair than I have LOL!


15 posted on 04/10/2007 4:05:32 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: NewLand
Fox might actually ask them.
16 posted on 04/10/2007 4:06:26 PM PDT by NewLand (Always remember September 11, 2001)
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To: TomGuy
What questions are they afraid FoxNews might ask of them?

It's a matter of self-preservation. They don't want to stumble or be stumped during the primaries. They want to survive the primaries unscathed. If they refuse the debates after the primaries and against whoever the republican nominee is, then that's when the people need to hear about it and whoever the democrats nominee is should be castigated and excoriated.
17 posted on 04/10/2007 4:09:31 PM PDT by adorno
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To: buccaneer81

Dems have a serious wuss factor.


18 posted on 04/10/2007 4:10:24 PM PDT by tkathy
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To: buccaneer81

They ought to have the debate anyway. Label the podiums and present their voting record or clips for replies. (Or chirping crickets a time or two)


19 posted on 04/10/2007 4:10:27 PM PDT by Ingtar (...right wing conservatives are growing tired of crawling on bloody stumps looking for scraps - JRob)
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To: NewLand
Yup. The days of a CNN correspondent asking a Democrat candidate how he'd react if his wife were raped are long gone.

-PJ

20 posted on 04/10/2007 4:11:14 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
The days of a CNN correspondent asking a Democrat candidate how he'd react if his wife were raped are long gone.

Strange, isn't it? Today we would call Bernie Shaw "fair and balanced."

21 posted on 04/10/2007 4:13:27 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: TomGuy

FOX should ask what these candidates think of FOX viewers—are’t the viewers citizens, too?


22 posted on 04/10/2007 4:13:46 PM PDT by carola
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To: buccaneer81

Someone here with photoshop skills could use full-length photos of the Breck Girl and Obama, create a digital flyer with images of them wetting their pants, and provide quite an effective caption...... how about “Courageous Democrat ‘Leadership’ Quivers Before Fox News” or “How Can These Guys Face Down Osama When They Wet Their Pants Over Greta Van Sustern?”

I think these weasels have handed the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy an easy victory.........


23 posted on 04/10/2007 4:14:29 PM PDT by Enchante (Liefong, Fitzfong, Earlefong, Schumfong, Waxfong, Pelosifong.... see a pattern here?!?)
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To: Enchante; Registered

Registered, please pick up the white courtesy phone!


24 posted on 04/10/2007 4:15:34 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: buccaneer81

I love how it’s the one network that dissents that is biased. All the others are “perfectly balanced”.


25 posted on 04/10/2007 4:15:48 PM PDT by Dragonspirit (I like my taxes low, my terrorists dead, and my women pretty.)
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To: buccaneer81
You know, one of the things I like about President Bush is that if he ran into Michael Moore at a function, he would walk right up to him and say...”Hey! Good to see you. How’s the Buffet.” And everyone would think he was being friendly.

He is just not scared of anyone. These people are weenies.

26 posted on 04/10/2007 4:16:06 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: buccaneer81
Fox News is Democrat Kryptonite.

That analogy subtly implies a connection between the Democrats and Superman. I prefer to say that Fox News is the equivalent of garlic and a Cross for the Democrat vampires.

27 posted on 04/10/2007 4:20:14 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Sic Semper Tyrannis * Allen for U.S. Senate for VA in '08 * Thompson/Hunter in '08)
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To: buccaneer81
Will Obama, Clinton and Edwards pull out of CNN’s debate? It’s fairly clear that CNN is biased, but of course the candidates won’t avoid CNN, because it’s their kind of bias.

pretty devestating.
28 posted on 04/10/2007 4:32:52 PM PDT by steel_resolve (They hate us because they do not rule us)
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To: buccaneer81

This is amazing, passing up what could amount to free air time with one who might turn out to be popular...but these democrats obviously know nothing about diplomacy and are not willing to make the difficult steps in order to reach out.


29 posted on 04/10/2007 4:37:53 PM PDT by TheBethsterNH (...in Northern Massachusetts, formerly known as New Hampshire.)
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To: TheBethsterNH
but these democrats obviously know nothing about diplomacy

They think consorting with terrorists in Syria constitutes "diplomacy."

30 posted on 04/10/2007 4:52:26 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: buccaneer81
The turds are owned by the creeps at Move On and Kos. They will do whatever they think will please their base (and I do mean base).
31 posted on 04/10/2007 4:52:30 PM PDT by clintonh8r (It is better to be feared than to be respected.)
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To: buccaneer81

Lots of LOUD CLUCKING going on. These spineless, bed-wetting wimps haven’t got the guts to appear on a REAL news network. Somebody might ask them a hardball question. They hide behind the liberal media like little kids who don’t want mommy to see they wet their pants...AGAIN!!! And they think they have what it takes to be Pres.?? Not bloody likely.


32 posted on 04/10/2007 4:58:12 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: TomGuy
specific hard question the other media outlets would not dare ask -- followed by a obvious period of dead silence

One of Rush Limbaugh's greatest performances, IMHO, was around 1992 when he appeared on the Phil Donohue program. The audience was packed with liberals, and they asked him all sorts of what they expected to be hard questions, but he consistently nailed them.

I hope that even if no candidates show up for the debate, Fox New still publicizes the questions.

BTW, in the debates before the general election, I'd like the hosts to abandon the pretense of having an unbiased moderator and instead allow each party to select their own. Each moderator would contribute half of the questions for each candidate. If the Democrats think they can find someone who can ask questions the Republicans won't be able to answer, let them have at it.

33 posted on 04/10/2007 5:37:39 PM PDT by supercat (Sony delenda est.)
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To: buccaneer81

Great article by Doug Powers. Thanks for posting.


34 posted on 04/10/2007 6:42:16 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; Timesink; VPMWife78; phantomworker; ajolympian2004; Gracey; Alamo-Girl; ...
FoxFan ping! (Thanks for the heads up, SevenofNine)

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my FoxFan list. *Warning: This can be a high-volume ping list at times.

35 posted on 04/10/2007 11:16:20 PM PDT by nutmeg (The Democrats' "new direction" for Iraq: SURRENDER)
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping!


36 posted on 04/11/2007 8:58:18 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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