The Democratic National Committee has barred FOX News from hosting or moderating any of the Democrat primary debates in 2020 for reasons which should be obvious. The Democrats are terrified of getting tough questions.
Tucker Carlson slammed the DNC and the liberal media outlets who are silent about this.
Here’s a partial transcript from FOX News:
Last summer, CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins was barred from a White House event after she asked questions the administration thought were too aggressive. As an organization, CNN has relentlessly attacked Fox News over the years.
On the other hand, reporters ought to be allowed to ask hard questions of public officials. Executives here at Fox didn’t hesitate. They loudly came to Kaitlan Collins’ defense. So did “Special Report” anchor Bret Baier, so did this show.
Whatever you think of CNN, Kaitlan Collins is a great person. Defending her was not a tough call. Then the White House briefly banned CNN correspondent Jim Acosta. Jim Acosta is not a great person. He is awful. Ask anyone who knows him.
Still, Fox News stuck to principle. Even awful people ought to be allowed to cover the White House. Fox immediately filed an amicus brief supporting Jim Acosta’s return to the White House press pool. Acosta got his credentials back.
You may dislike Fox News. But there is no question about this channel’s commitment to free speech. We defend speech, even when it’s unpopular, even when the person speaking has attacked us personally.
Free expression is bigger than any one person or any organization. It is the very heart of this country. It’s the foundation of all other freedoms. We really believe that. CNN and MSNBC do not believe that.
Watch the video:
Some liberals are actually defending the DNC’s decision.
Take a look at this article from New York Mag:
Of Course Democrats Shouldn’t Let Fox News Host a Primary Debate
The Democratic National Committee has decided that it will not allow a Republican propaganda outfit known for fomenting racial paranoia, facilitating serial sexual assault — and directly advising the GOP president — to host any of the Democratic Party’s 2020 primary debates.
Not that Democrats didn’t consider doing so. As DNC chair Tom Perez said in a statement Wednesday, “I believe that a key pathway to victory is to continue to expand our electorate and reach all voters. That is why I have made it a priority to talk to a broad array of potential media partners, including Fox News.”
But, Perez continued, “Recent reporting in the New Yorker on the inappropriate relationship between President Trump, his administration and Fox News has led me to conclude that the network is not in a position to host a fair and neutral debate for our candidates.”
This is going to backfire. Just watch.