Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is giving the most ridiculous excuse imaginable for not allowing Fox News to host a Democratic presidential debate for the 2020 election.
During an interview Wednesday night on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes,” Perez re-iterated a statement that he released earlier in the day, which argued that that Fox News is “not in a position to host a fair and neutral debate.”
To support his outrageous comment, Perez cited a recent report from the New Yorker, which alleged that Fox News is a “propaganda” arm for President Donald Trump.
“First question, I guess, is, was it really the Jane Mayer reporting? I mean, the DNC has not given Fox News a debate in a long time. I remember this being a fight ten years ago. Net roots was fighting against it. Did you really need to be tipped over by the Jane Mayer piece? Was that what did it?” Hayes asked.
“Number one, I want to make sure that as many people as possible see our candidates, because I believe that our views, our vision command the respect of the majority of the American people, including people who watch Fox News,” Perez said. “People, Republicans, Democrats, independents have pre-existing conditions and believe that they ought to be able to keep their health care, including people who watch Fox News.”
“Our second north star principles in these debates is to make sure that whichever network runs them ensures that our candidates are treated fairly. Now, you had the video before of Chris Wallace. I have great respect for Chris Wallace, and my concern is not about Chris Wallace. It’s about people above Chris Wallace,” he continued.
He argues that Fox News is “unfair,” but made absolutely no mention at all about CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and just about every other mainstream media outlet being in cahoots with the Democrats.
“We hope the DNC will reconsider its decision to bar Chris Wallace, Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, all of whom embody the ultimate journalistic integrity and professionalism, from moderating a Democratic presidential debate,” Sammon’s statement reads.
“They’re the best debate team in the business and they offer candidates an important opportunity to make their case to the largest TV news audience in America, which includes many persuadable voters,” it added.
Trump also slammed the DNC this week for refusing to allow Fox News to host a debate with 2020 Democratic candidates.
“Democrats just blocked @FoxNews from holding a debate. Good, then I think I’ll do the same thing with the Fake News Networks and the Radical Left Democrats in the General Election debates!” Trump
Democrats just blocked @FoxNews from holding a debate. Good, then I think I’ll do the same thing with the Fake News Networks and the Radical Left Democrats in the General Election debates!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 7 марта 2019 г.
Two can play at that game. The only winners here will be President Trump and Fox News. Perez is refusing to allow Fox News to hold a debate which means millions of Americans who rely on Fox won’t be watching the Democratic debates,” wrote ILMF’s Collin Rugg.
“If President Trump boycotts the liberal news outlets in the General Election, then the only debates would be hosted by Fox News which would mean everyone would have to watch Fox for the debates. Winning!” he added.