Fox News Gets Its Debates
Fox News is partnering with the Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute for two debates – one for Republicans, one for Democrats. No date yet for the Republicans, but the Democrats are scheduled for Sept. 23rd in Detroit. However:
Colorofchange.org, a coalition of black online activists, plans to launch an Internet petition against the Fox-CBC Institute debate partnership, arguing that network commentators have been racially provocative when discussing topics involving blacks, including the candidacy of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.
“The CBC Institute’s decision is shamefully out of step with most black voters and we will continue to push on the CBC Institute to drop this deal,” said James Rucker, head of the coalition.