[See NewsBusters for more.] On CNN’s Friday installment of New Day, John Avlon reacted to the news that the RNC has withdrawn from the Commission on Presidential Debates with one of his “reality checks” that characteristically featured plenty of pretentiousness, but not a lot of reality.
For Avlon, the decision is another Trumpian threat to democracy, “This is a big deal. Another blow to our democracy. It also appears to be a temper tantrum thrown at Donald Trump's request, complaining that the commission is biased. It's also a virtual guarantee that America will retreat further into its partisan echo chamber, which is the last thing we need.”