Libs Go Nuts Over Fox News

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    This is sure fun to watch folks. The nutty left, who claim to support free speech, cannot seem to compete on a level playing field



    EDITORIAL: Meltdown over Fox

    Network co-sponsors state Democratic debate -- oh my!


    Hard-core liberals can't stand the Fox News Channel. Passing a television that's tuned to the conservative favorite forces many of them to close their eyes, cover their ears and scream, "La la la la la la la la la!" Then they dash to their computers and fire off 2,500 e-mails condemning the outlet, none of which are ever read.

    But liberals' aversion to Fox News has finally gone over the top. The Nevada Democratic Party had agreed to let the right-tilting network co-sponsor, of all things, an August debate in Reno between Democratic presidential candidates. Party officials were serious about drawing national attention to the state's January presidential caucus, the country's second in the 2008 nominating process. What better way for the party to reach conservative and "values" voters who might consider changing allegiances?

    But the socialist, Web-addicted wing of the Democratic Party was apoplectic. The prospect of having to watch Fox News to see their own candidates would have been torture in itself. So they set the blogosphere aflame with efforts to kill the broadcast arrangement, or at least have all the candidates pull out of the event. Before Friday, the opportunistic John Edwards was the only candidate to jump on that bandwagon.

    You'd think the deal called for having Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter mock the candidates between comments. No, even unfiltered, unedited, live debate between loyal Democrats couldn't be entrusted to Fox News.

    The approach of outfits such as MoveOn.org is so juvenile it's laughable. Imagine if every political organization created litmus tests for news organizations before agreeing to appear on their programming. Republicans would have boycotted PBS, CBS, NBC, ABC, National Public Radio and The Associated Press decades ago.

    This hyperventilation results from the fact that far-left Democrats have no comparable media outlet, nor any widespread national appeal, for their radical views in favor of heavy-handed regulation, wealth redistribution, diplomatic capitulation and economic protectionism. So they attack their rivals' messenger with a reckless barrage of rhetoric that cuts down their own allies with friendly fire.

    By Friday, the Nevada Democratic Party caved in to the lunatic fringe and beganseeking a more "appropriate" television partner.

    Comedy Central, perhaps?
    http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2007/Mar-10-Sat-2007/opinion/13078877.html
     
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    I'd put this in the "Don't Let The Door Hit You In The Ass On Your Way Out" category. The Dems just hurt themselves by demonizing a legitimate news outlet.
     
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    It is so funny. the left says they sup[port free speech and they want to get their message out - so why not debate on the #1 cable news network

    Hell, if they debate on CNN or MSNBC - nobody would know about it because so few poeple would see it
     
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    Thing is they dont see it as legitimate. After all, how can it be when it actually gives conservative viewpoints along with liberal ones?
     
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    IOW, they just want to appear on media where they are preaching to the already converted.
     
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    Yadda yadda yadda. And Conservatives complain that CNN is not balanced. It is the other side of the same coin.
     
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    I don't see Conservatives refusing to appear on CNN - nor the demonization that is promoted by the Far Left towards FNC.

    The Left still has not come to grips that the media is far more democratized than in the past. The internet in particular has eliminated the power of their oligopoly in controlling what version of events is promoted.
     
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    Of course there are very few Republicans that CNN has on - for that matter the same goes for MSNBC

    Fox News has twice the number of libs on then the number of Republicans on CNN and MSNBC - COMBINED
     
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    Course they have to be invited on before they can refuse. But I don't know why anyone would.
     
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    RINO's are always welcome at CNN and MSNBC
     

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