Well it’s also about what clips FOX will use when showing a summery of the debate. They will do what they always do, and show clips completely out of context. It’s alright when comedians do it, but FOX is a real news station. We should expect better. CNN is just as bad with GOP clips, for the record.
If this be true about the clips, isn’t that what they will face in a general election campaign?
Any Democract worthy of the United States Presidency should be saying “I can’t wait to get in there and tear up those right-wing hacks while America is watching.” Someone with Presidential mettle would be doing that.
And besides - how hard could it be? Democrats are the really bright Enlightened-types, and the hacks at FOX are paleolithic knuckledraggers (we hear that here all the time).
Wouldn’t it be a cakewalk to get up there and make short work of the FOX neanderthals?
I understand your disappointment - I am disappointed as well. On this, I agree with Coulter, it turns out: if the Democratic candidates are unwilling to face the challenge of a FOX moderator, how will they act across the table from the Iranian maniac?
I may not ordinarily vote Democrat - but I may have a Democratic president come 2008 - and I deserve to know how they can handle the job. That is true of any candidate.[/quote]
A) I think they should do it. So don’t go yelling at me
B) It’s a matter of principal for them. Fox is an ass to them, why should they respect FOX and come on its network? Crappy logic, but logic none the less.
C) No one thinks FOX is stupid. There fucking geniuses, actually, who’ve managed to fill a niche long empty in TV news, a super-conservative highly-sensational channel of bullshit and good TV shows. They tear dems up because they know how to lie and manipulate the news to make people look like they’re saying something they are not. Kerry’s bad Bush joke ring any bells? Obama’s “madrassa” education? Even though they may not have broken these stories, they still ran with them, and others, in a VERY sensationalist way.
Fox News = Shit. I’ve never heard a truly intelligent thing come out of Sean Hannity’s mouth.
Of course, thats not to say most news isn’t shit these days anyway. Theres the rare analyst who seems to make some sense consistently, but they are far and few between these days.
D) For the record, Clinton (Bill) tore em’ a new one. I think Mike Gravel could do the same given the chance. I do not think Hillary or Obama or Edwards could, however.