I don’t buy the argument that out of equity, you have to offer time to the same audience same circumstance. It was Trump who had opportunity but declined to participate. He made a choice and choices have consequences. You are enabling future candidates to avoid side by side debates appearances. You have diminished the impact of the debate commission. You really screwed up on this one.
Take some time to take a good look at yourselves and how you make decisions. I am an avid viewer of MSNBC and amazed that the parent company has acted in this fashion. Shame on you for making feel embarrassed by affiliation.