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Group Calls on MSNBC to Host GOP Candidates Left Out of FNC Forum

A political blogger is calling on his readers to press MSNBC to host a roundtable discussion with two GOP presidential candidates who are being left out of a Fox News-sponsored forum. For the past several days, a blogger named Big Louie of Nolan Chart, has been criticizing FNC for not inviting Rep. Ron Paul to be a part of the forum. Now, he’s calling on his readers to email MSNBC and ask that they host a roundtable with Dr. Paul and Rep. Duncan Hunter, that would run opposite the FNC program.

The 90-minute FNC forum, announced last Thursday, will be moderated by Chris Wallace one week from tonight. Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, Sen. John McCain, Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson will all take part.

Yesterday in New Hampshire, Paul told a crowd that FNC was, “scared of me.” They “don’t want my message to get out, but it will,” Paul said.

>More: A few of you have emailed to say this story is a hoax. The Nolan Chart even updated their story with the headline: “Ron Paul NOT excluded from Fox debate.” That’s true in the sense that there is no debate, but rather a forum to which Rep. Paul still remains uninvited. There is a NH debate the night before on ABC, but the “debate hosts” will not decide who will participate until Friday.

Click continued to read the press release from Fox News about their GOP NH forum scheduled for January 6, one week from tonight…


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THURSDAY, DECEMBER, 22, 2007

Five Candidates to Participate in First-In-The-Nation Presidential Forum on FOX News Channel

New Hampshire Republican Party hosts the First-In-The-Nation Presidential Forum only two days before historic New Hampshire Primary.

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Republican Party is pleased to announce that five presidential candidates have accepted their invitation to participate in the First-In-The-Nation Presidential Forum on Sunday January, 6th, 2008. The 90 minute forum will be presented live on FOX News Channel (FNC) and FOX News Radio beginning at 8:00pm ET, live from the campus of St. Anslem College in Goffstown, New Hampshire. FNC’s Chris Wallace will moderate the Forum.

Fergus Cullen, Chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party said, “New Hampshire Republicans are pleased to offer our Presidential candidates an opportunity to speak to voters of New Hampshire and across the country before the presidential primary just two days later.”

David Rhodes, Vice President, FOX News Channel said, “We look forward to presenting a serious discussion of the issues. The Forum will be a vigorous exchange as candidates make their closing arguments of the New Hampshire Primary.”

Candidates confirmed to participate: Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Governor Mike Huckabee, Senator John McCain, Governor Mitt Romney and Senator Fred Thompson.

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