Fox targeted by FEC Dems in first-ever vote to punish debate sponsorship

by Paul Bedard  |  published on June 30, 2016

Finally making good on long-harbored anger at conservative media, Democrats on the Federal Election Commission voted in secret to punish Fox News’ sponsorship of a Republican presidential debate, using an obscure law to charge the network with helping those on stage.

It is the first time in history that members of the FEC voted to punish a media outlet’s debate sponsorship, and it follows several years of Democratic threats against conservative media and websites like the Drudge Report.

The punishment, however, was blocked by all three Republicans on the commission, resulting in a 3-3 tie vote and no action.

A Republican FEC commissioner leading that fight, Lee E. Goodman, revealed the vote to Secrets Wednesday and said the official report of the May 26 executive vote will be released Thursday.

  • Bob

    Funny how Fox is “biased” and all the other outlets are “moderate”. When you saw the butt kissing, softball throwing Democratic “debates” on the other networks, how can that be? When the Republicans were moderated by CNN or others, the moderators were going more for “gotcha” questions then really trying to get a feel for the candidates.
    Libs have seemed to forget that none other than “Slick Willie” Clinton himself complained about how Democrat debates were handled in 2008. He was upset that Obama was given “how do you feel” questions while Hillary was given hardball, policy questions. Now, since the shoe is on the other foot, I guess he and the rest are okay with Trump being hammered and Hillary being given a pass.

  • Blue 3

    I saw more fastballs coming from fox debates than the other networks. Damn their dumb. Well eat our own if they’d just let us.

  • ch

    WTF.

  • Ramon1710 .

    The democrats taunted, “Only we get to manipulate debates!”

    Seems like only yesterday CNN’s debate “moderator” Candy Crowley backed President Obama’s lie that he had referred to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi as a terrorist attack the day after the onslaught, undercutting RINO Romney.

  • Luke

    As I’ve said before, liberals cannot win without lying, cheating or stealing..

    • Lkfeinb

      I would reply to that: Back atcha!!

  • joeupyoursCS

    liberalism is a MENTAL disorder!

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