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Tell me how this is not problematic “for fair and balanced coverage” of the first debate. Fox News will be doing the camerawork for the debate on Thursday, feeding for all the major nets (NYT): “Debate commission officials also said they could not and would not enforce the agreement’s stipulation that network cameras refrain from showing Mr. Bush when Mr. Kerry was speaking, and vice versa.

‘There are certain things that are clearly beyond our control,’ said Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr., a co-chairman of the commission. ‘We don’t control the feed so we don’t know what the networks are going to show; that’s not within our purview.’

Paul Schur, a spokesman for the Fox News Channel, which is telecasting the first debate on Thursday for the major news networks planning to carry it, said, ‘Because of journalistic standards, we’re not going to follow outside restrictions.'”

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