Saturday, 10 March 2007


Ken Berwitz

There was to have been a Democratic presidential debate in Nevada on August 14th.  It was to have been aired on Fox News Channel (FNC). 

It was negotiated and agreed to by the Democratic party in Nevada.  Senator Harry Reid, in particular, praised it as a way to reach new voters.

Then got involved. is a hard left group, funded by George Soros, which appears to have no interest whatsoever in two sides of any story.  They want the hard left or nothing. 

A quick reminder of who and what their sugar daddy,  George Soros is.  He is a convicted inside trader.  He amassed a multi-billion dollar fortune at least in part through his illegal trading.  Now he uses that money to attack the institutions and the countries he made the money from.  If this sounds insane to you, I don't know how to help, other than reminding you that it was Soros who said that:

"America needs to follow the policies it has introduced in Germany.  We have to go through a certain deNazification process (quoted in New Republic magazine)

"The main enemy of the open society, I believe, is no longer the communist but the capitalist threat"  (February, 1997)

"The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States" (June, 2006)

This is the mindset that controls -- which should explain why the group acts the way they do.

Now let's talk about the events of this week.

Two days ago I blogged about John Edwards bugging out of this debate because it was on FNC.  It made him look like a fool.  If every candidate ran away from networks whose reportage he/she didn't like it not only would make for some pretty empty debates, but would also mean that candidates were literally censoring the viewers of networks they disagreed with politically.

Yesterday, Edwards' cut and run exercise became even more pathetic when it was discovered that he has been on FNC 33 times since August, 2000 (about 6 1/2 years).  This rendered the argument that FNC was unacceptable to him indefensible and ridiculous.  Not that Mr. Edwards is unacquainted with saying things that are indefensible and ridiculous, but this was a particularly blatant example.

Today, however, at the adamant insistence of (specifically their two week torrent of orchestrated petitions and mass e-mails), it is being reported that Bill Richardson, the other candidate who had agreed to debate, has also dropped out. And none of the others, who hadn't yet accepted, have come forward to participate either.

This leaves no one.  In other words, EVERY Democratic candidate is too scared to stand up to, has decided in good conscience not to participate in the presidential debate on FNC.

Please read the following two dispatches, both obtained from .  Once is from FNC after being advised that the Democratic candidates are not going to debate.  The second, reported by the Associated Press, appears to be an attempt to backtrack on the decision, presumably because of how bad it looks for Democrats:


It's Official: Dems Drop Out Of FNC Debate

Here is FNC's official statement, from VP David Rhodes: "News organizations will want to think twice before getting involved in the Nevada Democratic Caucus which appears to be controlled by radical fringe out-of-state interest groups, not the Nevada Democratic Party. In the past, has said they 'own' the Democratic party -- while most Democrats dont agree with that, its clearly the case in Nevada."

NV Dem Chair: "We're Not Dropping Fox"

According to the Associated Press: "Discussions continued Friday afternoon, even as and other Web sites declared the debate dead." State party chair Tom Collins says these reports are untrue: "No, we're not canceling, I am not canceling. We're not dropping Fox."

The AP adds: "Fox News spokeswoman Irena Briganti said Friday Fox had not received word from the party about the debate..."


After the 2004 election, Eli Pariser of said that his organization "owned" the Democratic party.  At the time it sounded like bravado - i.e. while obviously had a good deal of influence within the party it certainly didn't "own" it.  Now I'm not so sure.

But let's be entirely clear here.  If owns the Democratic party and George Soros owns, then George Soros owns the Democratic party.

Remember who he is?  Remember those quotes I just posted from him?  THAT is who is in charge. 

Election day is never far off.  Don't forget this when it comes around.  The country you save may be your own.

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