Discussion: Dem Rep. Criticizes DNC Decision To Boycott Fox For Primary Debates

What turnip patch did they haul this guy out of?

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The DNC did Fox a favor. Ratings would be way down for a Dem debate. Most Fox viewers would skip it, because who cares about what the Dems have to say, most Dems wouldn’t be able to force themselves to turn the channel to Fox News, and the only people watching will be the Fox hardcore who hate watch.

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“I don’t care what channel you’re on, we will have the appealing idea,” said Himes.

WRONG.

While the fox powers that be would likely not put Dobbs or Hannity on the panel, the remaining interrogators—or, I’m sorry, HOSTS—would have their agenda set from on high. Nothing but attacks meant to divide the Dems and to goad any of them into a gaffe.

I’d love to see a smart candidate take the Foxers to task as much as anyone. But that momentary pleasure would be the only possible good outcome of coming on Pravda, and I doubt any lasting advantage would be gained by it.

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Jim, I like you, guy, but you’re dead wrong. Democrats will not pick up a single damn vote by holding a debate on Fox. In fact, I think it would be far more likely we could lose a few swing voters who stick around for the analysis after the debate and listen to their panel rip each of our candidates apart. We’re better off to appeal to the left and the middle, persuadable voters than to waste our time with folks who’ve already sold their souls to Fox.

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The NFL plays games in London and Mexico City. Playing a game in Sana’a, the capital of Yemen during a civil war might be dangerous, but watching a running back try to outrun a missile would be a unique viewing experience! If the game is good enough, why should the NFL be afraid?

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“I don’t care what channel you’re on, we will have the appealing idea,” said Himes.

Moron.

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Does Himes think there are viewers who would only watch a debate if it were on Fox?

There is no reason for the DNC to legitimize the nonsense that Fox News produces by pretending it’s journalism.

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Himes, you’re an idiot. And if you cheerlead for FoxNews they should kick you out of the party.

FoxNews is a propaganda machine for Donald Trump and the GOP. If you want to go there, put an “R” after your name and get the fuck out. Oh, and read the New Yorker article by Jane Mayer, you fucking moron.

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“I don’t care what channel you’re on, we will have the appealing idea,” said Himes.

Well, hell! Who can argue with reasoning like that?! Let’s have the goddamned debates during “The 700 Club with Pat Robertson”!

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The producer only had to make 210 calls before finding someone to take this position.

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That’s actually a very good point. Anyone who has any interest at all in watching that debate will simply watch it on another channel.

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Bad Call.

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Nice summary.

Who is going to stop these Dems from giving their ill-conceived and poorly thought out “hot takes” from continuing to talk to Politico and go on TV and say these idiotic things?

The call is coming from inside the house.

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He’s actually an extremely intelligent Democrat who is Schiff’s second in command on the Intelligence Committee. He’s definitely not some lightweight. Unfortunately, he’s also one of those idealistic Dems who thinks everyone is gettable.

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Thanks. Can’t have everything I guess.

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Who cares. Moving on…

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Nailed it.

When we demonstrated in the 1960s, some of the people Lawrence grew up with were thought to be “gettable”…and some WERE (years down the road, like Lawrence :laughing:)

The difference between then and now is the growth of the Stupid Inc. Industry (FOX, etc) which does a mojo on maintaining the bigot jones and bigot-high.

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I hope Hines is the only fool who would appeal on behalf of State News. Tom Perez did the right thing. Let’s hope more Dems don’t chime in, feeling a sense of guilt and remorse, not wanting to appear, more than anything, as the bullies. Perez could use some support or this or it could become more affirmation as to what’s wrong with the Democratic Party - at a time when they’re doing everything right.

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