Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Fox News - another cog in the wheel

For those of you who insist that Fox News is "ultra-conservative" (this includes, sadly, many conservatives), feast your eyes on this little tidbit (courtesy of the Ron Paul 2008 website).

According to the New Hampshire State Republican Party and an Associated Press report, Republican presidential candidate and Texas Congressman Ron Paul will be excluded from an upcoming forum of Republican candidates to be broadcast by Fox News on January 6, 2008.

“Given Ron Paul’s support in New Hampshire and his recent historic fundraising success, it is outrageous that Dr. Paul would be excluded,” said Ron Paul 2008 campaign chairman Kent Snyder. “Dr. Paul has consistently polled higher in New Hampshire than some of the other candidates who have been invited.”

Snyder continued, “Paul supporters should know that we are continuing to make inquiries with Fox News as to why they have apparently excluded Dr. Paul from this event.”
Fox lamely claims that the reason that Paul and conservative Duncan Hunter (the only TRUE conservatives running, I might add) were excluded was because of "lack of space in the makeshift studio". I call BS. Other arrangements could be made if Fox were truly serious about promoting a REAL review of the issues by the candidates. Instead, what Fox is REALLY doing is setting up a forum for the candidates acceptable to the ruling elite - in other words, the most liberal of the Republican candidates.

I gave up on Fox News a long time ago. They're slightly more conservative than CNN, to be sure, but only if you like your news to be slanted toward the NeoCon agenda. I suggest you vote with your remote and let Fox News know exactly how much you don't appreciate their "deciding" who the candidates for president are.