Friday, March 09, 2007

DEAD, belly up, blooey, buried, cadaverous, checked out, cold, cut off, deceased, defunct, departed, done for, erased, expired, extinct, gone, inanimate, inert, late, lifeless, liquidated, mortified, no more, not existing, offed, passed away, perished, reposing, rubbed out, snuffed out, spiritless, stiff, unanimated, washed up, wasted.


Nevada Dems Nix Fox Debate

By: Ryan Grim
March 9, 2007 05:54 PM EST

The Nevada State Democratic Party is pulling out of a controversial presidential debate scheduled for Aug. 14 in Reno and co-hosted by Fox News, according to Democratic insiders.

The debate was being hosted by Fox News Channel and Fox News Radio, the Nevada State Democratic Party and the Western Majority Project.

A Fox spokeswoman didn’t immediately return a call for comment.
The state party has been under pressure from progressive activists across the country, led by, to cut its ties with the debate.

According to MoveOn, more than 265,000 people signed a petition sent to the Nevada State Democratic Party. The organization launched a website -- -- as part of its campaign.

FOX News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes gave the progressive activists more ammunition on Thursday when he jokingly compared Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, the junior senator from Illinois, to Osama bin Laden.


At 6:10 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Yes! Yes! Yes!

There may be hope for us Democrats yet. I have to give Edwards the prize for being the ONE candidate who had the balls to boycott that debate. He scores points with me for that!

At 6:16 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Yep, and they tried to pussy out by offering ONE chair out of four to AAR. Screw them.

Guess Ailes just put the final stake in.

At 7:49 PM, Blogger Cliff Schecter said...

Edwards definitely wins this one. Probably good for him after the whole blogger thing.

This is a HUGE victory....

At 8:36 PM, Blogger Katherine Graham Cracker said...

have another donut Roger and shut the fuck up

maybe you can get ann to fill in the time I hear she's not too busy these days and you seemed to like her work on your comedy show

At 8:37 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Mmm, mmm, GOOD.

And good for Edwards for taking the initiative and showing some cojones. We need this kind of push by all the Dems, not just one.

Great way to end the week!

At 1:26 AM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

I have to laugh. I just got done reading a blog written by this guy who claims to be an Independent voter(kinda like Fox News saying they are fair and balanced), and he wrote a post about the Dems "backing out" of the debates that were to be held on Fox News. He went on to say how this is really going to hurt us and we have to learn how to go into debates that are willing to offer the "tough" questions in order to be viable in the Presidential election.

I didn't know whether to laugh, cry, or throw up when I read this. Honestly, these Fox fans actually think they are hearing real news on that station! He also bashed as causing harm to the Democratic party. I pointed out to him that was a big part of the reason the Dems got out the vote in the last election and swayed many Independents and Republicans to vote Democrat in 2006.


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