“FOX News’ viewership in Western states and across the country does not always get to hear directly from Democrats in an unedited and uninterrupted fashion. The August debate in Reno will allow the Democratic Presidential candidates to speak to the Fox audience who may be hearing from them for the first time for ninety minutes unfiltered and directly.”
“The Nevada Democratic Party and the Western Majority Project believe it is critical for Democrats to engage people, especially those who have heard too little from Democrats in the past. We believe the more people hear from Democrats, the better chance a Democrat will win the White House in 2008.”
Fox viewers aren't going to vote for our guy. Why not go to MSNBC and Keith Olberman, who is picking up much of Fox's dying viewership, or any of the other cable news networks who don't have a polarized hostile partisan audience? Any presidential candidate who does the debate will further validate the conservative machine's propaganda machine. At a time when Democrats should be doing everything to destroy the network's credibility, they are planning to do the opposite.
I'm sure that banner in the background that says 'Democrat Party' will be nice. And hopefully, this time Fox News won't cut off the final few minutes of the debate and go directly to William Bennett to spin it before any Democrat has chance to weigh in, like they did in the January 2004 primary debate.
Fox News is a partisan Republican propaganda shop that hosts 'news anchors' that call Democrats traitors on a fairly regular basis. This is not a channel that deserves legitimacy. They will screw us.
If Nevada Democrats think Fox News is the path to electoral gains, that might explain why they performed so poorly in 2006 despite the national pro-Democratic wave that swept across the rest of the country.
Update: MoveOn will organize against Fox airing this debate.