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Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Howard Dean: Fox News is now 3-for-3

It must be time to hold hands around the campfire and start singing "Kumbaya": Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean appeared this morning on "Fox News Sunday," capping a week of appearances by party heavyweights on the network the Democrats had once shunned.

Last Sunday, Sen. Barack Obama stopped the "Obama Watch" clock at 772 days when he was questioned by Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday." And Sen. Hillary Clinton chatted amiably with Bill O'Reilly for a two-part interview on "The O'Reilly Factor" broadcast Wednesday and Thursday.

As Times staff writer Matea Gold ...

... reported on Friday, the Dems have been dissing Fox News Channel for months. The party's liberal base has bashed the network as a "Republican mouthpiece" (just as GOP supporters -- and some Obama backers -- contended that CNN stood for "Clinton News Network"). The Congressional Black Caucus and Fox even had to cancel plans to broadcast a presidential debate when none of the Democratic presidential contenders would show up.

But that's all over now.

"Your audience is important to us," Dean, who hadn't appeared with Wallace for almost 19 months, said when asked about the sudden spate of Democrats on Fox. "A lot of your audience are working-class Democrats, the kind of people who will vote either way, and we'd like them to vote Democrat."

Wallace followed up by asking whether Dean had second thoughts about the Democratic boycott of the network.

"No, I think it was the right thing to do, because there are some things in the news department that have really been shockingly biased, and I think that's wrong," Dean replied.

But, he added, "we shouldn't punish the viewers of Fox by staying away."

-- Leslie Hoffecker

 
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Dean said: "we shouldn't punish the viewers of Fox by staying away."

But it's ok to punish the voters of Florida when the legislators are the ones that changed the primary date!

Dear Sean Hannity, I know you'll disagree with me but I just watched the Andrew Peck interview. I am ashamed of how you have duped the american people. Mr. Peck said everything Rev Wright said. He may not have said "the chickens are comin home to roost" but the fact that America has been bombing countries for years is true. I do not agree with how Rev. Wright communicated this but the sentiment was exactly the same. You've been playing Rev Wrights comments for a long time over and over and over again and yesterday was the first time we've seen the interview which was the basis of that sermon. Mr. Hannity I respect your craft but why did it take you so long to play Ambassador Peck's interview. This changes how I view journalism. You have been biased from the beginning. The black value system is good for the community it serves. I realize you don't understand the black community which is fine but don't demean our beliefs and values. Mr Hannity we are trying to move on. We are trying to bridge race relations. I believe what you did was devisive. It was biased and down right terrible for our country. Mr. Hannity you do not understand african amercans and their culture. Rev Wright made an important point "Different is not defecient" Mr. Hannity we all love America It's the best country on earth. Reality is America has done things to other countries. I know you'd like to think we are perfect but no one person or government is perfect. Hannity I have many friends of all races and religions when I speak to some they say the people of the middle east are animals. JESUS did not teach us this. Mr. Hannity I know because you are of the most dominant and powerful race that still should not mean that families of the middle east deserve to be killed." Osama bin Laden was in Afghanistan. Why are we fighting in Iraq? Mr. Hannity we are killing people over oil. Whether you believe it or not they are people too. Mr. Hussein is dead, why are we still there? Mr. Hannity please understand these people have children. What sentiment does AmericaA send when we kill their mothers and fathers. They wil become angry. Then revenge rears it's ugly head. Do we deserve that? Please, please allow the american people to make up their own mind. Play Andrew Peck's interview over and over again. Just be fair! Please he is an impotant person. Allow America to see this over and over again. Please allow us to make up our own minds. Thank you.

HOWARD DEAN IS PART OF THE MESS THAT MADE UP THE PRIMARY RULES FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION. I HAVE LOOKED AT THE REAL NUMBERS, POPULATION OF EACH STATE, THOSE THAT VOTE IN EACH STATE, THE % OF VOTERS. FOR THE STATE OF WYOMING VOTING, 529,000 PEOPLE LIVE IN WYOMING. OBAMA WON THAT STATE WITH EIGHT TENS OF ONE PERCENT OF THE POPULATION'S VOTERS, THAT IS NOT A REFLECTION OF THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE. SO WHEN WHEN YOU HEAR, "YOU HAVE DO THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE." THIS IS NOT A RELECTION OF THE WILL OF THE POEPLE. ALSO, IF THE DEMCORATICS WERE TO HAVE HAD THE SAME RULES AS THE REPUBLIICIANS RULES HILLARY WOULD BE WAY AHEAD OF OBAMA IN DELEAGATES. THIS IS JUST A MESS. THE ONLY WAY IS TO COUNT THE POPULAR VOTE...REMEMBER FLORDIA AND MICHIGAN. SINCERELY, JIMMIE W BECK

What would Obama do if Iran nuked Israel? Tell them: "That was not nice. I'm sorry, but we're going to have to punish you. You can't sell your Iranian made Persian rugs in the U.S., until you say you're sorry."

I like that Fox is now going to cause CNN (the Clinton News Network) to rethink its position on giving Hillary a free ride. I stopped watching Fox years ago and only this last week returned because CNN has gotten even more biased than Fox. CNN gives Hillary Clinton free commercial time each time she releases some new venom. They fail to realize that if we wanted to see Clinton commercials, we would have contributed to her campaign so that she could afford some.

I watched the Peck interview, too, and everything that Peck said was what Rev Wright said. No, Peck didn't mention chickens, but the sentiment was exactly the same as what Rev Wright said. Since I don't really care what Peck or Wright have to say (neither of them are running for president), I'd like the news media to move on to the campaign issues.

One other thing... I want to know why Fox (republicans) and CNN (Clinton News Network) are refusing to report the Peter Paul v. Clinton campaign corruption case? I think it is part of the "Operation Chaos" plan to help Clinton win so that McCain can win in the fall. Americans deserve better than a rigged election!

America is no better than China by allowing Fox and CNN to taint and bias our election process. This is wrong and your stock has been hurting as a result of it.

http://www.paulvclinton.com/

Howard Dean and Pelosi are awfully biased and they have tried to influency the people to vote for OBAMA by making up rules.

There is no rule to specify what superdelegate should vote.

If the pledge delegate counts could not reach 2025, they must go to convention to resolve the tie. The Democratic proportionality rule can't tell the winner in a close race.

Hillary actually has more votes than OBAMA. The caucases and the small states bits do not represent the number of votes for a candidate.

All along, they tried to push Hillary out before reinstating Michigan and Florida. Now they get themselves stuck. Without Michigan and Florida, they shall lose the election in November. McCain represents change in the Republicans.

Obama is just the biggest liar in his short career as senator and public post.

What a brilliant speech Senator Obama made last night - not just inspiring words of unity, although it was all of that, but you could hear that his heart and soul was in every word. He's a wonderful man, a born leader, and if hate and ignorance doesn't drown out his message of hope, and I believe the American people are smarter than that, he will be the next President of the United States.

God's speed, Mr. Obama! We need you in the White House.

its been a very long time that i wach,read about election 2008 in USA.Sen.Obama is unique and Sen.Hillary is a brilliant woman but if we look the statistics in the hole world about those two giants democrats nominees.Sen.Obama gets 8/10 en Sen.Clinton6/10.The hole world is tired of War and the economy of every country is damaged by all those america's bombs and Clinton sound that kind of style,we all remember how she replied about" iran's attack"on fox tv.The democrat party has to do something about it other wise its gona end very bad in the hole democratic party!

Bo has spent most of his campaign discrediting others while he has nothing worthwhile to brag about.

His legislative record is a joke. Todd Spivak of the Houston Press has documented how Obama accomplished next to nothing in his first six years in the Illinois legislature.

Then Emil Jones Jr. an African American with thirty years in the legislature made Obama a sponsor of 26 bills that became law. This is how BO portrays himself as a highly successful legislator.

This is just like giving him the ball at 1 yard line and carries him in on his back.

Has Obama repaid Jones? Yes. He has provided tens of millions in earmarks for Jones' district.

Michelle Obama's salary at University of Chicago Hospitals when her husband won the US Senate seat was $121,000. Within weeks of his swearing in, her salary went to over $320,000. The following year Obama did an earmark request for $1 million for her employer.

BO has used TV ads and bombastic high-flown language to fool millions of people by poetic promises of change. In reality, he has taken considerable money and support from all sorts of corporate and other special interests. Remember his Bittergate talking to billionaires in San Francisco!

BO's credential passed in the net is fabricated and not true; FACTCHECK says don't believe it.

BO ducks and quits on debates, people and the truth. BO does not have the stamina and tenacity to be a true, and solid reformer.

BO does not have what it takes to win a nomination and he is counting on the party to send Joe Andrew and John Edwards to stump for him after landslide losses. Hillary has won the support of the working class, the poor, and John Edwards back stab Hillary to endorse BO. It is this sorts which make up the Democratic party.
Also in FL and MI, they silence voters and ignore the voting rights.

The party, the media pundits and BO fanatics screw voters by character assassination, bending party rules, misleading voters, breaching democracy and inventing new rules, changing goal posts, rigging the clock and calendar of the race...

Democracy is at stake!

A 4 point loss of Obama in Texas primary was turned to a 12 point gain in caucus. A 6 points win in Washington was turned into 37 points win in caucus. We are living in Animal Farm where some vote is more equal than the other.

BO is so out of touch with the world that we are in. He has campaigned in 57 states according to his own words. He is not of CEO quality, just a filthy politician.


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