The Daily Beast reports:
People familiar with the situation told The Daily Beast that the network has committed to a plan to “beam Trump in” by playing clips of him throughout the debate and having the candidates respond.
The move partly satisfies the network’s need for an active, lively debate with the frontrunner somehow involved, as well as its post-2020 core operating principle to “respect the audience”—in particular, the MAGA base that craves all things Trump.
But it would also satisfy Fox’s desire to effectively counter-program the Carlson interview. The ex-president’s sitdown with Carlson was taped last week at Trump’s Bedminster, New Jersey golf club. Their chat will run for two hours, which is also the expected length of Fox’s debate.
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Fox “has committed to a plan to ‘beam Trump in’ by playing clips of him throughout the debate and having the candidates respond.” https://t.co/Yqi2kp067o
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 23, 2023