March 9, 2007
After it was announced that the Nevada State Democrat party was to hold a debate hosted by Fox News Channel and Fox News Radio, the Nevada State Democratic Party and the Western Majority Project, the far left kooks went livid, citing their hatred of Fox News Channel, the only broadcast news channel that actually gives airing to both sides of political issues.
The far left web site MoveOn.org placed a call for petition on their site;
It's time to take on Fox(emphasis at original site)
The Democratic Party of Nevada just announced plans to team up with Fox News for a presidential primary debate. But Fox isn't a legitimate news channel. It's a right-wing mouthpiece like Rush Limbaugh and the Drudge Report—repeating false Republican talking points to smear Democrats. Sign this petition to ask the Democratic Party of Nevada to drop Fox from the debate.
"Fox is a mouthpiece for the Republican Party, not a legitimate news channel. The Democratic Party of Nevada should drop Fox as its partner for the presidential primary debate."
Living up to their claim made in December 2004, We “Bought” the Democratic Party, these far left Stalinists claim, “more than 265,000 people signed a petition sent to the Nevada State Democratic Party.”
These are some of the very same far left kooks who were crying foul when individuals and radio stations decided to stop buying or playing music by the Dixie Chicks, crying “censorship.”
Neither President Bush or the Republican Party called for citizens to stop buying their CDs or concert tickets, individuals did that on their own because they were ticked off at the message one of the “Chicks” said to a British Audience. Up to that time, their majority fans were mostly Right Winged Country folk, the true backbone of America.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) initially said, “This is more great news for Nevada. I'm happy FOX News will be a partner for the August presidential debate.” Nevada State Democratic party chairman Tom Collins now has posted on the party’s website “Because FOX has such an editorial bias against Democrats, some of our allies [read the far left Stalinists] believe that we should have chosen another media partner. Senator Reid shares some of these concerns and has asked us to take another look at the parameters of this debate in order to ensure that all Democrats are comfortable as we move forward.”
This is a blatant move by the Stalinists of Moveon.org to control the media as was done when the Bolshevik Revolution conquered Russia in 1917 and formed the Soviet Union. Said Vladimir Lenin, leader of the revolution, ““socialism without the postal service, the telegraph[…][is] nothing but empty words.” Naturally, he didn’t have the media outlets we do today, not even radio, but his implication is clear, as noted by Socialist Noam Chomsky when he said, [media control] “when supported by the educated classes and when no deviation is permitted from it, can have a big effect. It was a lesson learned by Hitler and many others, and it has been pursued to this day.”
Apparently learned quite well by the Stalinist Kooks at Moveon.org as well.
Anyone familiar with the moonbats at Moveon.org, Daily KOS, Democratic Underground and other such notable far leftist forums knows this only too well. If you doubt it, please drop by their sites, register free and post something favorable about Bush, Republicans or the War on Terror in Iraq. See how long you remain.
Unlike most Right Winged Blogs and forums, Right In A Left World included as well as FreeRepublic, BlogsforBush and others, you and your comments will remain, if they are made reasonably respectful. We welcome serious discussion. They, on the other hand, fear it and must control the reports and views of what is said.
State Democrats, in an attempt to cover their real reason, tried to divert it to Roger Ailes, founder and president of Fox News, claiming a joke he told Thursday evening at a private function, "went too far." In a letter received by Fox from State Party Chairman, Tom Collins, read in part, "We cannot, as good Democrats, put our party in a position to defend such comments," the letter said. "In light of his comments, we have concluded that it is not possible to hold a presidential debate that will focus on our candidates and are therefore cancelling our August debate. We take no pleasure in this, but it is the only course of action."
The offending joke they claim is the root of their decision, actually is against President Bush, not Illinois Senator Barack Obama, as claimed. Mr. Ailes said, "And it is true that Barack Obama is on the move. I don't know if it's true that President Bush called (Pakistani President Pervez) Musharraf and said, 'Why can't we catch this guy?' "
Their “selective offense” is very noticeable since even CNN once ran an on-line graphic of "Where's Obama?"
Senator Ted Kennedy in 2005 even got tongue-tied in reply to a question concerning Senator Obama when he said, "There you go. Why don't we just ask Osama bin Laden? Uh, Osama Obama! (giggles) Obama what is – since he won by such a big amount."
While I can see confusion easily happening, Mr. Ailes joke is clearly against President Bush, not Senator Obama. But, it is apparently a good enough smokescreen for Nevada State Democrats to use to cave in to the far left Stalinists of Moveon.org.
To Roger Ailes credit, he is taking this very seriously, as should all of our media. Said Ailes,
"Recently pressure groups are forcing candidates to conclude that the best strategy for journalists is divide and conquer, to only appear on those networks and venues that give them favorable coverage.
There's a long tradition of news organizations, national and local, sometimes together, sponsoring presidential and other candidate debates. The organizations and the panelists have been the objects of a lot of advice and even pressure as to how these debates should be conducted and what questions should be asked. This pressure has been successfully resisted, but it's being tried again this year with the added wrinkle that candidates are being asked to boycott debates because certain groups wants to approve the sponsoring organizations.
This pressure must be resisted as it has been in the past. Any candidate for high office of either party who believes he can blacklist any news organization is making a terrible mistake about journalists. And any candidate of either party who cannot answer direct, simple, even tough questions from any journalist runs a real risk of losing the voters.
The public knows if a journalist's question is unfair. They also know if a candidate is impeding freedom of speech and free press. If you are afraid of journalists, how will you face the real dangers in the world?"
Fox Vice President David Rhodes said:
"News organizations will want to think twice before getting involved in the Nevada Democratic Caucus, which appears to be controlled by radical fringe, out-of-state in interest groups, not the Nevada Democratic Party. In the past, MoveOn.org has said they 'own' the Democratic party. While most Democrats don't agree with that, it's clearly the case in Nevada."
America needs to wake up before these far left Stalinists gain more control over political parties and we lose “land of the free, home of the brave.”
UPDATE: Anti-war Democrat Dennis Kucinich speaks out against candidates withdrawing from debates: Cancelled Presidential debates smack of manipulation by ‘run and hide’ candidates