Democrats Refuse Primary Debates On Fox News. Trump Punches Back

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DNC Says It Will Exclude Fox News From Televising 2020 Debates

Former Fox News President Bill Shine is now the White House communications director, and Trump has given dozens of exclusive interviews to Fox while eschewing other networks, often deriding them as "fake news".

"My goal in this framework is to give the grassroots a bigger voice than ever before; to showcase our candidates on an array of media platforms; to present opportunity for vigorous discussion about issues, ideas and solutions; and to reach as many potential voters as possible", Perez said in a statement.

"The network is not in a position to host a fair and neutral debate for our candidates", DNC chairman Tom Perez said in a statement released to media on Wednesday.

President Trump blasted the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday for refusing to let Fox News host a Democratic primary debate and threatened to "do the same thing" with other networks during the general election.

Winning the exclusive rights to televise the 12 candidate debates is considered a prestigious prize in the television business. News channels saw significant audiences for later debates as well.

Trump retaliated by declaring that he won't appear on debates hosted by mainstream networks in response to the DNC's decision.

Representatives for Fox said they hoped the DNC would reconsider and let some of its journalists moderate a Democratic presidential debate.

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Moderators Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace are introduced at the Republican presidential debate sponsored by Fox News at the Fox Theatre on March 3, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Last year, he collected the first half of a seven-million-dollar bonus that he was owed after resigning from Fox; this year, he will collect the remainder.

Fox presents a challenge for Democrats running for president.

But the network and many of its anchors and commentators have a distinct conservative view.

Some observers have suggested that the network has become a kind of de facto "state TV", shaping and promoting Trump's policy agency.

Fox News's response followed shortly. Kirsten Gillibrand of NY.

The DNC's decision came after some of the Democratic presidential hopefuls made individual appearances on Fox News, including Kamala Harris, Tulsi Gabbard and John Delaney.

Mayer also describes how Fox News killed a story just weeks before the 2016 election about Trump's alleged hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels, as first reported by CNN in January 2018.

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