DeLier: Trump Did What Many TV Executives Would Like to Do

By on Jan, 27 2016 with Comments 0

Michael DeLierBy Michael DeLier

Donald Trump declared Tuesday he would boycott the last Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses, saying Fox News Channel is “playing games” and including anchor Megyn Kelly as a debate moderator. He has said she has treated him unfairly. His campaign later confirmed he won’t take part in Thursday’s debate in Des Moines.

Kelly said her network made it clear to Trump for months they wouldn’t change the moderator line-up.

Trump’s pullout came after Fox News Channel said in a statement it had learned from a “secret back channel” that the leaders of Iran and Russia planned to treat Trump unfairly if elected.

If he really doesn’t show, much of the news about the debate will be about that, pundits believe.

The DeLier Group President Mike DeLier (mdelier@thedeliergroup.com) gives us his thoughts about the developments in this commentary for RBR+TVBR.

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About The Author: Leslie Stimson has been a reporter for 35+ years, starting in radio news. She’s spent the last 20 years reporting for radio trades.

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