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Hark! The Fox News Channel hath graciously saved us Americans from the pain and weariness of another Republican presidential debate. The Fox News Channel is not always a kindly god, but when it deigns to give, its treasures are bountiful.

Fox News canceled the debate, which was scheduled for next week in Salt Lake City, after frontrunner Donald Trump announced he wouldn’t be participating. John Kasich quickly followed suit, saying he would not be there if Trump was not. Even the Republican candidates are tired of the Republican candidates shouting at each other on a stage.

“This morning, Donald Trump announced he would not be participating in the debate. Shortly afterward, John Kasich’s campaign announced that without Trump at the debate, Kasich would not participate. Ted Cruz has expressed a willingness to debate Trump or Kasich — or both,” read Fox’s statement. “But obviously, there needs to be more than one participant. So the Salt Lake City debate is cancelled.”

Thank ye, o benevolent deity!