The Democratic National Committee said that they would not support allowing Fox News to host a debate for the upcoming 2020 presidential campaign.
Liberal and progressive organizations have been pressuring the DNC against agreeing to debates on Fox News by accusing the cable news network of being too biased against the left.
On Tuesday, DNC chair Tom Perez released a statement saying the organization would be effectively boycotting any debate on Fox News.
"Recent reporting in the New Yorker on the inappropriate relationship between Donald Trump, his administration and Fox News has led me to conclude that the network is not in a position to host a fair and neutral debate for our candidates," Perez said.
"Therefore, Fox News will not serve as a media partner for the 2020 Democratic primary debates," he concluded.
Perez was citing recent reporting that the president allegedly ordered a major merger between CNN's parent company be shut down inappropriately in order to help Fox News, their competitor.
CNN's media critic Brian Stelter defended the decision by the DNC against Fox News.
"But every night in prime time, Democrats are dehumanized," he claimed.
"They are attacked relentlessly by Fox News prime time hosts. It was hard for me to imagine a Democratic primary debate taking place in those hours," he added.
Fox News responded in a statement from Senior Vice President Bill Sammon.
"We hope the DNC will reconsider its decision to bar Chris Wallace, Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, all of whom embody journalistic integrity and professionalism, from moderating a Democratic presidential debate," Sammon said in the statement.
"They're the best debate team in the business and they offer candidates an important opportunity to make their case to the largest TV news audience in America," he concluded, "which includes many persuadable voters."
Here's the latest on Trump's relationship with Fox News:
The New Yorker Details Depth Of FOX News/Donald Trump Relationship | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC www.youtube.com