Clinton Joins Boycott of Fox Debate

By Jennifer Parker

Apr 10, 2007 9:03am

ABC News’ Eloise Harper Reports: Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., a 2008 presidential candidate,has joined her democratic rivals — former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C. and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. — in boycotting a presidential debate hosted by the Fox News Channel.

On Monday, the Obama campaign said that the senator would boycott a proposed debate to be broadcast by Fox News Channel.

The first senator to formally boycott the Fox News debate was former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C.

A statement released by the Edwards campaign read:

"We believe there’s just no reason for Democrats to give Fox a platform to advance the right-wing agenda while pretending they’re objective. If there was any uncertainty as to Fox’s objectivity, it was put to rest when they attacked Democratic candidates, Democratic constituency groups, and the Nevada Democratic party when their last proposed debate was cancelled for lack of support."

The debate is to be held on September 23 in Detroit and is hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus.

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