I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Just say no to Pravda

In the old Soviet Union Pravda (truth) was the propaganda organ for the Soviet Communist Party. The Bush/Cheney cabal has it's own Pravda - it's called FOX. So why would the Democratic Party agree to let an organization that is blatantly hostile to it host the debate between candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination? A question many of us have been asking. John Edwards gets it, he won't participate. Harry Reid is trying to distance himself from the decision.

Now for the good news - Taylor Marsh reports that that 'it's "imminent" and about to break'. It being that Dems to Drop Fox Debate.

I have always felt that the Democrats should simply ignore Fox. When Democratic politicians appear on FOX they give it a legitimacy it does not deserve. It's not a news organization but a propaganda organ for the Bush/Cheney administration and neocon lunatics like Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes. Letting FOX host a Democratic debate was just plain stupid.

It looks like it's dead, details here.

Update II
Huffington Post confirms it's dead and this from an e-mail I recieved from Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films.
Today, Senator Harry Reid and the NV Democrat Party announced they would drop a FOX-sponsored debate scheduled for August - citing FOX President Roger Ailes remarks last night that compared Barack Obama to Osama Bin Laden as the final straw.

"We hope this sets a precedent for all Democrats - that FOX should be treated as a right-wing misinformation network, not legitimized as a neutral source of news," said Eli Pariser, Executive Director of MoveOn.org Civic Action. "John Edwards, Harry Reid, the Nevada Democratic Party, and grassroots progressives across the nation deserve credit for standing up to Fox's right-wing agenda."

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