Mark Levin: Fox News Hosted A ‘National Enquirer’ Style Debate, And Owe America An Apology
One of the things media started talking about but then stopped talking about in the wake of the Trump-Megyn Kelly comment was the problems inherent in Fox’s conduct of the debate. Whether you are for Trump or not, the fairness of the debate should be a concern for all. As we noted the night of the debate, many of the questions not just to Trump but to others seemed framed more to attack or precipitate a problematic response.
We should want probing questions, designed to inform us about the candidates, but stacking the deck, for example, taking statements on a TV show out of context to corner Trump with, are less informative about Trump than they are about Fox’s aims in this debate.
Lawyer, constitutional scholar, best selling author, and conservative talk radio host Mark Levin, in an interview on the Breitbart News Saturday radio program, expressed outrage at the Thursday night GOP presidential debate hosted by Fox News.
Levin asserted, “I think that we were all duped. The fact of the matter is that this was a ratings gambit.”
Levin spoke to the program’s host, Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon on the phone, while riding a train to a book signing event in Huntington, Long Island for his latest best seller, Plunder and Deceit: Big Government’s Exploitation of Young People and the Future.
Levin claims that “We the people” were overlooked in the debate, and the event became a media spectacle with more emphasis on the show’s moderators than on discussing the important issues that face America. “Even today, it’s all about who has Megyn Kelly’s back. We the people, this is our process. We don’t get that many opportunities to go through the primary process. There are only nine debates,” he said.
“The Great One” pointed out that Fox had an opportunity to host one of these important debates, “And they took advantage of us, they took advantage of the audience.” Levin explained that Kelly”s “question two,” accusing Donald Trump of making inappropriate comments to Rosie O’Donnell and others, “was outrageous.” Levin suggested that Fox went to great lengths to engage in “oppositional research” on Mr. Trump.