VIDEO: Shocking candor from Fox News reporter at local Democratic Party meeting

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I'm often asked if Fox News ever surprises me. To be honest, it does on occasion.

Take for example this rare moment of candor from Fox News reporter Steve Brown during a local Democratic Party meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- and yes, the state happens to be targeted by the Republican Governors Association (RGA) which has received more than $1 million from Fox News' parent company in 2010.

As Huffington Post's Nick Wing reported, local party chairman Sachin Chheda called Brown and his crew out and "asked them to explain why they were there, considering News Corp's" contribution to the RGA (emphasis added):

"Do you think it's understandable why Democrats across the country have this reaction when Fox News shows up, that they feel it's not a fair organization, it's a biased organization, and it doesn't give a fair shake to Democrats and Democratic viewpoints," Chheda asked

Brown then explained that he wasn't responsible for the actions of the entire outlet, just as Chheda wasn't responsible for the actions of all Democrats in his organization, but in the end he made a surprising concession:

"I understand," Brown said of Democratic suspicion of Fox News. "I have been dealing with this in various different degrees for 12 years. I understand people are allowed to have whatever opinion they wish to have about my organization or any other one. If you don't want us here, we'll leave."

Chheda appeared surprised at this response, and then announced that he'd allow the cameras to roll.

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