Fox News has been banned from hosting presidential primary debates. It is the decision of Democratic National Committee and President Donald Trump has fired back on it.
Trump tweeted he probably need to do the same with Fake News Networks in the 2020 US presidential primary debates.
According to DNC chairman Tom Perez several potential media partners were considered and decision was taken based on an article published in one of the leading newspapers suggesting the network had become propaganda for the Trump administration.
The article alleged Fox News maintains close ties to the Trump administration and provides favorable coverage intentionally.
Perez added, “Recent reporting in the New Yorker on the inappropriate relationship between President Trump, his administration and FOX News has led me to conclude that the network is not in a position to host a fair and neutral debate for our candidates.”
Fox News senior vice president Bill Sammon said DNC may reconsider the decision.
DNC’s ban decision prompted response from other journalists too. Some of them said it is not a good look for the Democrats.
NBC News political reporter Jonathan Allen said Fox has plenty of quality journalists and they had excellent questioners in past presidential debates.
Allen added, “And really, if you can’t answer questions — especially if they’re not the questions you want asked — maybe you don’t have good answers.”
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