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DNC Refuses To Sanction Fox News Debates

You listening, CBC? The Politico: Fox News may have landed a Democratic debate, but the Democratic Party is refusing to give its formal stamp of app

You listening, CBC?

The Politico:

Fox News may have landed a Democratic debate, but the Democratic Party is refusing to give its formal stamp of approval to the September event, which will be co-sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus.

"The DNC sanctioned debates will not include Fox," says DNC Communications Director Karen Finney in an email.

The Democratic National Committee announced today that it would sanction six debates, starting in July. In 2005, DNC Chairman Howard Dean called Fox "a propaganda outlet of the Republican Party," but has occasionally since then struck slightly more conciliatory notes.

The refusal of the party to consider sanctioning the Detroit debate, however, is a mark of an increasingly unified Democratic effort to marginalize the network.

Color of Change still has a petition up to tell the CBC to not work with Fox on the debates, as well as Fox Attacks:Black America.

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