Edwards Chooses not to Hunt in the Foxhole
Tue Mar 06, 2007 at 07:15:30 PM PST
As I mentioned earlier today, I've been asking campaigns whether they plan on attending the Fox News debate.
Several of the campaigns I contacted are still trying to make a final determination, but the first to definitely say "no" is John Edwards. Deputy Campaign Manager Jonathan Prince emailed me the great news:
We will not be participating in the Fox debate. We're going to make lots of appearances in Nevada, including debates. By the end of March, we will have attended three presidential forums in Nevada - and there are already at least three proposed Nevada debates. We're definitely going to debate in Nevada, but we don't see why this needs to be one of them.
Great job by the Edwards campaign on this, showing real leadership on this issue. Hopefully others will soon follow.
I'm happy about this. I think it's a trap otherwise. Why would Edwards choose to attend a debate by a network who's darling smears Dem candidates and makes homophobic comments for cheap laughs? And worse, it's condoned by her ilk on that network. But as this article points out, some were critical of her comments too. They should be.
Link to Kos: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/3/6/22951/88088
Update: Newshounds Site (We Watch Fox so You Don't Have to, lol) lauds Edwards' decision not to take the bait.
Edwards' withdrawal is the first in what we hope will be many
We News Hounds know that FOX News cannot be trusted to act in an
honorable way towards Democratic candidates.
Witness their overblown, inaccurate reports about Obama's childhood, Al Gore's energy use and John Edwards liberal bloggers. And who can forget the Chris Wallace ambush of former President Bill Clinton? Thankfully, it backfired. Clinton made mincemeat out of Mr. Wallace!
However, we all know that FOX News Channel's anchors, reporters and pundits will smirk, smear and slime their way through every word uttered at any Democratic debate, whether they sponsor it or not.
So the q's are: will Obama and Clinton accept? Stay tuned.