This is why many of us have been saying that FOX News shouldn’t be hosting any debates at all. They’re not a news network, they’re a Republican propaganda organ. The impartiality of the NH debate will now be suspect because of FOX’s history of pandering to the Republicans, and more specifically, to the Republicans in power. The more we hear from Ron Paul, the more it hurts the GOP’s chances in the fall (since Paul could very well have a Nader-effect, stealing just enough votes from the GOP candidate to put a Dem in office). And FOX won’t do anything that jeopardizes a GOP win in the fall. So FOX bans Ron Paul in order to help the Republicans in the election.
After the jump, the LA Times provides you with the email addresses of the head of the NH Republican party and of Rupert Murdoch so you can weigh in on FOX’s attempt to steal the election for their preferred candidate.
From the LA Times blog (which, funny enough, intentionally provided us with the emails of the interested parties so we could contact them):
Over the weekend a Fox News spokeswoman told Top of the Ticket that the New Hampshire Republican Party was making the choice of candidates to participate in the televised GOP presidential debate on Jan. 6 with Chris Wallace moderating. She even provided the chairman’s e-mail: [email protected] to confirm that. Alas, the chairman never responded to us.
Then, on Monday, that state party chair, Fergus Cullen, issued a statement saying that limiting candidates was not in the party’s tradition, suggesting the media should not be in the ….
business of excluding serious candidates and talks were continuing with Fox.
So whose decision is it?
Understandably, neither side apparently wants to incur the online wrath of Paul’s passionate parishioners, who scour the Internet around the clock and descend like locusts on any opportunity to praise Paul or right perceived wrongs on any website or blog they can find. If word got out that Fox/News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch’s e-mail was [email protected], his mailbox would be full in a flash.
At FOX News, you don’t vote, they decide.