The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Molly Ball writes about the effort afoot to get the Nevada Democratic Party to give FNC the boot on covering a Presidential candidate debate there…
State party Chairman Tom Collins sent a lengthy e-mail to members Friday evening seeking to assuage their concerns.
“Believe me, I am all too aware of the challenges associated with Fox,” Collins wrote. “And this is not an endorsement of Fox.”
The party “got, in writing, a number of concessions” from the channel to ensure the debate broadcast was fair, Collins said. “You may not agree with us, but trust that this is not a sell-out or a cave-in to the lures of Fox. This is how we will win over new voters.”
Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, once the darling of the lefty blogosphere, wasn’t taking its side on the issue either. He told the San Francisco Chronicle, “While the Fox News Channel rarely has coverage that is fair and balanced, we believe that Fox viewers, who are potential voters, should have the opportunity to see a debate between our candidates. These forums provide an important unfiltered opportunity for potential voters to see Democrats without the bias of the network.”