Bret Baier hits DNC on debates

Bret Baier hits DNC on debates


HOWIE: LET’S TAKE A MORE IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE DNC’S DECISION TO BAR FOX NEWS FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES. I SAT DOWN WITH BRET BAIER. WELCOME. IF THE DNC HAD AWARDED FOX A DEBATE, YOU WOULD HAVE MODERATED WITH CHRIS WALLACE AND MARTHA MacCALLUM. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE DECISION? BRET: DISAPPOINTED. WE HAVE A RECORD OF BEING FAIR TO DEMOCRATS, INDEPENDENTS, WHOMEVER. I WAS DOING A TOWN HALL IN MICHIGAN WITH HILLARY CLINTON AND BERNIE SANDERS. BOTH SIDES SAID THEY THOUGHT IT WAS FAIR. CHRIS WALLACE HAS BEEN TOUTED AS A GREAT GENERAL ELECTION DEBATE MODERATOR. A LOT OF PRAISE FROM BOTH SIDES. HOWIE: YOU ASKED THE FIRST QUESTION AT THE FIRST REPUBLICAN DEBATE THAT WAS AIMED AT DONALD TRUMP. BRET: IS THERE ANYONE ON STAGE WHO IS UNWILLING TONIGHT TO PLEDGE YOU’RE SUPPORT TO THE EVENTUAL NOMINEE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY? MR. TRUMP? HOWIE: THIS “NEW YORKER” PIECE SAID UNNAMED SOURCES SAY THERE WAS A LEAK IN ADVANCE TO CANDIDATE TRUMP. BRET: I DON’T BELIEVE THAT COULD BE TRUE, LOOKING BACK. WE HAD A VERY TIGHT CIRCLE ON THOSE QUESTIONS. THERE WAS A LOT OF BACKLASH. WE SPENT TWO WEEKS AFTER THAT MOMENT DEFENDING BOTH OUTSIDE AND INSIDE THAT WE WERE TOO TOUGH ON DONALD TRUMP. I DON’T THINK JUST BY THAT FIRST QUESTION IT SEEMED LIKE A MOMENT THAT HE WAS NOT PREPARED FOR IN HIS ANSWER. I CAN’T SAY DEFINITIVELY. BUT IT’S ANONYMOUS SOURCES. THE FORMER HEAD OUR NETWORK YOU CAN’T ASK. HOWIE: A FOX EXECUTE WHICH WITH ROGER AILES TELLS ME HE WAS FURIOUS AT THE QUESTIONS HE DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT AHEAD OF TIME. THE PRIMETIME HOSTS AND HOSTS OF “FOX AND FRIENDS” ARE SUPPORTIVE OF TRUMP, BUT NOT ALWAYS. TRUMP DOES WATCH A LOT OF FOX. BUT HERE IS WHAT WASN’T INCLUDED. FOX HAS A FULL-FLEDGED NEWS DIVISION OF WHICH YOU AND I AND OTHER REPORTS AND ANCHORS ARE A PART. DO YOU FEEL THAT’S OFTEN OVERLOOKED? BRET: YES. THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE I HAVE BEEN HERE, 22 YEARS. DEFENDING FOX. THERE ARE TWO SIDES. THE NEWS SIDE AND OPINION SIDE. THE LOUDEST CRITICS OF FOX ARE OFTEN PEOPLE WHO DON’T WATCH. I SAY WATCH MY SHOW THREE TIMES, THEN DROP ME AN EMAIL OR POST OR TWITTER WHEAT. THE PEOPLE WHO DO SAY THAT THEY, YOU KNOW, THEY GET IT, THEY THINK IT’S FAIR. HOWIE: YOU COMPLAINED ON THE AIR ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO GET AN INTERVIEW WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP. BRET: IT TOOK ME 600 DAYS. I HAD TO CHASE HIM DOWN IN SINGAPORE TO GET MY FIRST INTERVIEW. CHRIS WALLACE WAS EVEN LATER THAN THAT. LISTEN. THERE IS A DISCONNECT HERE. THERE IS A BIT. CHRIS SAID THIS ON THE RADIO EARLIER THIS WEEK. THERE IS A BIT OF FOX DERANGEMENT SYNDROME WITH A SECTION OF THE LEFT. THERE ARE A LOT OF CANDIDATES AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ON THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WHO REALIZE THE POWER OF THE VIEWERSHIP AND THE POWER OF THE FAIRNESS OF THE NEWS OPERATION. BUT OFTEN THEY ARE DROWNED OUT BY THE LOUD VOICES ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PARTY. HOWIE: THE REPORT THAT FOX KILLED THE STORY ABOUT STORMY DANIELS. HER BOSS SAYS HE MADE THE DECISION BECAUSE IT WASN’T SOURCED NOT TO PROTECT DONALD TRUMP. BRET REQUIRE WAS A RUPERT MURDOCH PUBLICATION, THE “WALL STREET JOURNAL” THAT BROKE THIS STORY. THERE WERE OTHER ORGANIZATIONS THAT DIDN’T RUN WITH IT EITHER, BUT I WANTS AWARE WE HAD ANYTHING PRIOR TO THAT. HOWIE: “TIMES” JAY CARNEY BECAME A PRESS SECRETARY, AND GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, SO THIS IS HARDLY UNIQUE TO FOX NEWS. BRET: I’M DISCONNECTED FROM THE OPINION SIDE. I LIKE TO THINK WE HAVE HORSE BLINDERS ON AND WE LET NEWS BUBBLE UP ON OUR PROGRAM. THE DEMOCRATS WHO COME ON SAY THAT WAS FAIR. TOUGH AND FAIR. I THINK THAT’S WHAT YOU WOULD GET IF YOU HAD A DEBATE ON FOX. HOWIE: IT’S MY JOB TO SOMETIMES CRITICIZE WHAT HAPPENS ON FOX. TO ME THIS IS LIKE SAYING IT’S UNFAIR TO FOX. YOU DON’T SEE LONG OPINION PIECES ABOUT WHETHER NBC AND CNBC CRITICIZE TRUMP AS CRAZY, UNHINGED, DANGEROUS. SHOULD THE DNC CONSIDER THAT AS A STANDARD FOR AWARDING DEBATES? BRET: I WILL LEAVE THAT TO THEM. I AGREE WITH YOU. I THINK THERE IS A DISCONNECT BETWEEN HOW WE ARE TREATED ON THE NEWS SIDE AND HOW OTHER OPEN RACES ARE TREATED, GIVEN HOW THEIR OPINION IN PRIMETIME DEALS WITH THE PRESIDENT. THE PRESIDENT TWEETS OUT THAT HE MAY NOT DO GENERAL ELECTION DEBATES WITH OTHER NETWORKS. I DON’T THINK THAT HELPS US EITHER. BUT THERE IS A POINT HERE AT WHICH YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT FAIRNESS. AND I UNDERSTAND WHAT THE DNC IS SAYING. BUT IT’S DISAPPOINTING THAT THEY CAME TO THIS CONCLUSION CONSIDERING THE FACT THAT ADD THREE CYCLES OF TRYING TO GET BACK A DEMOCRATIC DEBATE, WE HAVE DONE THEM BEFORE, I THOUGHT THIS WAS THE YEAR. I’M NOT SURPRISED BY THIS DECISION. I DO FEEL THE “NEW YORKER” IS A FIG LEAF. IT’S BASICALLY WHAT THEY WANTED TO HAVE HAPPEN.

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100 thoughts on “Bret Baier hits DNC on debates”

  • Inspector Steve says:

    DNC just wants networks the blindly follow and agree with what they say. They are afraid. Who gave the DNC the final say? Fox should hold a debate and invite all candidates. If some Dems so up great if not oh well.

  • The DNC knows they are bullsh*tting. After all that news on Donna Brasille leaking Hillary questions, CNN gets a free pass.

    Sadly I just think this is part of their strategy to gain voters.

  • THE DEMOCRATS ARE NO LONGER A PARTY OF DEMOCRACY THEY HAVE RELOCATED TO SOCIALIZATION ,A PARTY OF MANY FAULTS PROMISES THEY KNOW THE. CANNOT FULFILL , OPINION

  • Hahahha😂🤣😂 DNC going to fox news for a debate is like pouring water to a slippery slope! It's just gonna leak all the way to their father Trump three weeks before the debate! Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Jeanine Pirro etc! Bunch of morons!

  • Shhhhh! This is SO good for law abiding tax paying Americans. The Democrats are writing off 50+% of voters until after the primaries. They will orgasmically go to post birth abortions, socialism, communism, criminal aliens invasion without being questioned by CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, and PMSNBC, and then desperately try to appeal to real Americans in the general election.

  • A better characterization is that FOX opinion personalities drown out FOX news reporters. Crocodile tears from Brett. Perhaps he should should consider working for a network not in bed with Trump. Just ask Bill Shine.

  • Communist Democrats to the left of me socialist Republicans to the right of me here I am stuck in the middle with you while they fight over who gets to rule us…..our country is broken

  • FOX stood by CNN when the WH took Acosta's press pass and now CNN is standing by the DNC not allowing FOX to host DNC debates. WOW. Not surprised that FOX takes the high road and CNN takes the low road.
    BTW, I prefer alternative media to MSM anyday. I just wanted to point out the hypocrisy of the leftist MSM always talking about how the press is being oppressed and such, and now they are standing by FOX being oppressed and silenced.

  • Dom Tor Fleming says:

    Why would the DNC put a debate on Trump's personal propaganda machine? Hannity literally calls trump to report in after each show.

  • Louder with Crowder and others will do live streams making fun of these Dems.They can swear and dress up in weird costumes way more fun to watch.

  • BERNIE2016, BERNIE2020 and the DNC IS DISGUSTING!! They whine about a free press, and then sabotage it!!!
    FOX would ask the toughest questions, what's wrong with THAT?!
    I think the DNC doesn't want FOX viewers to hear Bernie. That is the only reason. Bernie will wipe the floor of the choice of corporate Democrats, and the DNC might not be able to steal his nomination like they did in 2016!!!

  • Democrats don’t want the truth. Donna Brazile was fired from CNN after leaked e-mails suggested she used her position to pass information to the Clinton campaign about upcoming appearances.

  • This is the same guy who jumped to Jim Acosta's defense for being an a$$#@/e in the White House and being extremely rude to OUR President !!! The President can't tell a fedral district court judge how to run his courthouse and federal judges can't tell the President how to run the White House !!!!

  • TradeBasedOnNaturalResourcesAndClimateNotSlaveLabor says:

    They think because Donald Trump responded quickly and also gave a witty crowd-pleasing answer to Megyn Kelly, therefore the questions had been leaked to him? Just wait until the next debates Trump takes part in. He will tear them apart just like he did Hillary Clinton… "Because you'd be in jail". Or worse, since his next presidential opponent will probably be male. He doesn't need the questions in advance, he is just that quick. Everybody can see that.

  • Digital Concepts says:

    Fox is nothing but controlled opposition they went after Judge Jeanine didn't they? Bairwallace and their boss bill sammon biggest TRUMP haters of all. Sammon refusing to allow stories with new evidence of the tarmac meeting all stories with evidence provingPOTUS innocent. Look it up ad see the picture of all three baier wallace, and sammon laughing it up the biggest corruption and Judas "news" network of  all.

  • Makes it crystal clear. MSNBC, cnn work for the Democratic Party. They are not only 100 percent biased but also incredibly dishonest

  • Red Reddington says:

    ASK 2020 CANDIDATES…DO YOU ENDORSE THE SOCIALIST STATES OF AMERICA ? CANDIDATE AOC ? :
    "A GREAT BIG YES…Brett"

  • William Skauge says:

    FOX NEWS BETTER BE PREPARED FROM ATTACKS FROM OTHER MAINSTREAM MEDIA" THIS MEDIA PROPAGANDA WAR COULD SPILL INTO THE STREETS WITH CIVIL UNREST AND IMPLEMENTING MARSHALL LAW" FOX NEEDS TO BE EVEN MORE AGRESSIVE IN THEIR REPORTING AS THE MEDIA WAR HAS BEEN GETTING WORSE" DNC IMPLODING FROM WITHIN, BIDEN MAY TAKE BERNIE SANDERS ON AS RUNNING MATE" WAIT FOR IT! TRUMPENCE 🇺🇸 2020 MAGA 🇺🇸 GOP 🇺🇸 2020 🇺🇸 NO TO SOCIALISM 🇺🇸 2020 🇺🇸

  • The Democrats have just had enough of the Fox News BS machine. It was Fox News who called the 2000 election for Bush. It was Fox News who ridiculed and tried to smear John Kerry in 2004. For 8 years they were the epitome of the Obama bashing machine. Can you blame them for not wanting that channel to host their debates? Yes, there are 2 or 3 good presenters (journalists) at Fox News, but that is not the point. Chris Wallace & Bret Baier being balanced in their approach does not mitigate the 95% of Fox News which slanted and pro-Trump.

  • Fox News blends and blurs the line between news and opinion, and they are masters of that art. But when you look at the right wing, pro-Trump supporter presenters on the channel, it is not a 50/50 balance. More like 80/20 to Trump.

  • Nathan Jacobson says:

    My personal favorite is the time that one cnn moderator took off her feedbag to actually answer a question for obama in 2012.

  • I View President Trump Not speaking with Fox [earlier] as the Way Trump Works. – 'Trying to get along' – He's more 'appreciated' by Fox. =]
    Speaking about issues not agreed upon, with those that think He is an issue, rather than OUR President. Work for Peace Here, Then Elsewhere.

  • Fox should produce a show right after the debates where conservatives and moderates evaluate every debate answer. Listening to three or four socialists debating three or four leftists would seem to be like free ammunition for alternative views.

  • The real reason the DNC doesn't want to let Fox host a debate is because it actually would be fair. Where-as on the other networks like CNN they collaborate with one another and get the questions in advance.

  • My Name is Gladiator says:

    Not like having Chris Wallace do a debate would be any different than a demonrat National Committee network like CNNPC/MSNPC. Brett Baire is also a useless liberal as well.
    They should have Tucker Carlson do the debates. Period.

  • democrats dont play..neither will we…..tell them time for women and illegals to sign military draft….seems like only around 20 percent of our military are democrats…that means we pull their weight in freedoms….not anymore….time for draft after trump…

  • these fuckers on FOX butts are hurting…for two yrs these fuckers have been anti Trump cocksuckers….and still they did not get a invite to the cocksucking party…hahahaha

  • johnny llooddte says:

    conservatives are so dumb and naive.. we warned yall years ago.. look at judge pirro.. fox is NOT owned by a conservative.. you are a MARKET no one else wants to touch..
    NONE of YALL will be on air in 5 years.. the tide will turn on all of you..sorry.. yall had better make plans.. why no conservatives will buy or start their own conservative channel is beyond me..
    evil will force all of you OUT.. i guarantee it.. youve been forewarned..good luck.. be blessed

  • Bret do you feel like a man ?? Do you miss the thrill you got up your leg when obama was prez ?? That was a cheap blow at the Judge. Lets see if your supporters can get you off the air. I expect this from your pal shepherd smith but you ?? You are one sorry sack

  • Fabien Eldridge says:

    Brett Bear you back stabbed Judge Jennie Pirro, I'll never watch you again. You a piece of Shyte alone with your lover Shepard Smith. Listen no nody makes fun of you being bi, so why go out of your way to hurt Judge Jennie. G d has away of dealing with back stabbing TRASH ! You both deserve whatever He does to Both of you low lifes ! Assholes !

  • Because your a traitor you botox face why don't you stretched your eyebrows all the way to your ears, and your wife's face stretch it all the way in the back of her head.

  • Brett, so, pathetic for being a part of the suspension of Judge Jeanine Pirro. FOX is losing viewers…OAN is going↗️. Love Hannity, Tucker, Judge Jeanine & Levin!!!

  • Meagan Carmichael says:

    Brett Brair is two faced and should be fired for causing Justice with Judge Jeanine to be suspended, same as Shepard Smith and producer Jerry Andrews.

  • roxanne jericho says:

    GO AWAY, none of us lie you, you are a democrat sympathizer FOX IS CAVING! Next News Network will be taking the top spot soon! Bring back the Judge or lose your viewers!

  • Phyllis Murray says:

    Bret Baier, is it true you stabbed Judge Jeanine Pierro in the back! You and Shephard Smith worked to get her suspended? for your agenda, the democratic debate? Is this true???? If true, I'm done with you and Smith

  • Fox is literally state tv. It sucks that great reporters like sheep and Wallace have to get grouped in with the prime time propagandists.

  • "Take back our democracy" and give it to who ?we Cannot let the Democrats give away our democracy to anybody or anyone ever again!

  • Democrats are slick as we know. No matter how unfair in their perception Fox is Fox guaranteed will be more fair than CNN and tany other leftie news organizations who seem to consider the Good Lord himself to be a threat and or enemy they must get rid of any and all traces of even

  • Homie Gibiotch says:

    Fox News, the most watched news network !!! More viewers than 'crap news network' and
    'more [email protected], nothin' but clinton' combined !!!! Dems don't want you to host a debate because your kool-aid is not dark blue !!! You might not 'stick to the script' like crap news does.

  • Graham Leadbeatter says:

    It's not going to matter who wins the democratic nomination. Whoever it is is going to be slaughtered by president Trump anyway, so why would anyone waste their time with a bunch of democrat windbags debating policies that they will never implement.

  • I heard that Bret Baier lobbied Fox to fire Judge Pirro. He thought that if he could get in good with the Demorats that they would allow him to air their DNC debates

  • While I agree that the News division of Fox is pretty fair and Chris Wallace is one of the finest, if not the finest, journalist we have in America, they are not the face of Fox. They do not have the most viewers and influence, it is the people who are 110% propaganda for the Right that are face of Fox. And no, no matter how much of a Left-Wing bias CNN or MSNBC have, they are nothing like this sector of Fox. This is what the Left means when they say Fox is misinforming their viewers and are biased, cuz no matter how fair the News division is, it is the opinion division who has the most influence.

    But I agree, the Dems should 100% have the debates on Fox, not only will the moderators be on the much more fair News division of Fox but also, what do the Dems have to lose? All of their supporters already assume that Fox is gonna ask unfair or tough questions so they'll dismiss any "gotcha" questions anyways. All they have to gain is a few Fox-only viewers who might find that they agree with some of the Democratic candidates.

  • Dave Simpson says:

    Bret Baier is a PRICK! He tried to get Judge Jeannine off of Fox News!! He is a Democrat TRUMP HATER! Get him off Fox!

  • They believe we are bad people. Yet we are supposed to jump into there snake pit, because they are “good” people. It’s ridiculous. The whole party and all the mainstream media against one channel. Yet they talk tirelessly about fairness.

  • Think about it. I think its great that the Democrats are AVOIDING hard questions by leaving out FOX. When the primary debates roll the Dems will be blown out of the water. They have no real candidates. None.

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