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Nobody asked me, but Fox missed a sting at Trump

Nobody asked me, but Fox missed a sting at Trump

Nobody asked me, but Fox News missed an opportunity for a sting at the debate-boycotting Donald Trump on Thursday night. They could have left an empty lectern to symbolize Trump's arrogant absence. It would have been an appropriately crass thing to do, in perfect pitch with the tone of the Republican presidential campaign. Alas, it did not happen.

And this was not the first time it did not happen. Take cover: Incoming historical fact with Baltimore angle.

In 1980, when President Jimmy Carter was running for re-election, he declined the invitation of the League of Women Voters to participate in a September debate to be televised live from the Baltimore Convention Center. Former...

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