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

Fox News is Democrat Kryptonite. “Foxus Interruptus” is the cry as politicians from the donkey side of the spectrum pull out of debates sponsored by the cable net that Ailes them and run from the monster like Michael Moore from an oncoming 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 entity that, yes, just might be also biased — but dammit, they’ll have shown Fox News who’s scared!

Author: Doug Powers

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