Fox News sets debates with Congressional Black Caucus Institute???
In a follow up to Garlin’s post on this issue, Fox News has announced that it cut a deal with the Congressional Black Caucus Institute to sponsor not one, but two debates. According to Fox, “the first of the two debates will be among Democratic candidates and will be held on September 23rd at the Fox Theater in Detroit. The second debate will be among Republican candidates and will take place in the fall of 2007 at a location to be determined.”
First, I am appalled that the debate is happening in Detroit. More importantly, I don’t think the explicit bias of Fox News is in line with the mission of the Congressional Black Caucus Institute, which if you are wondering, “is to provide political education and training to the next generation of African American leadership.” Now I am sure there are some Black people who enjoy Fox News and I would never impose a group think on Black people.
However, the prejudices and biases should outrage Black people regardless of their political persuasions. And for that reason, I will make my voice heard to let the Congressional Black Caucus Institute to cancel their agreement with Fox News. If outside pressure forced Nevada Democrats to cancel their agreement to sponsor a debate with Fox News, then we can accomplish the same with the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. Please help us Lord.
Stay up fam,