Liz Warren just proved why the Democrats keep losing elections. She just had her very own Hillary Clinton ‘deplorable’ moment with an unhinged attack on Fox News.
Liz Warren just trashed half of America and basically wrote off their votes. Look, not all Fox viewers are hard core GOP voting conservatives.
They have many independents and many middle of the road rust belt Democrats watching, to say nothing of all the public places – restaurants, bars, waiting rooms, that air Fox to a mixed audience.
The audience at Fox is huge. An also-ran candidate struggling in the polls like Warren ignores this massive audience at her own peril.
Remember, many Trump voters were disgusted by both sides of the aisle and Warren could appeal to some of those voters if she tried.
From CNS: Warren’s tweets explaining why she’s rejecting the Fox News invitation are presented below, in chronological order:
“I love town halls. I’ve done more than 70 since January, and I’m glad to have a television audience be a part of them. Fox News has invited me to do a town hall, but I’m turning them down—here’s why…”
“Fox News is a hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists—it’s designed to turn us against each other, risking life and death consequences, to provide cover for the corruption that’s rotting our government and hollowing out our middle class.”
“Hate-for-profit works only if there’s profit, so Fox News balances a mix of bigotry, racism, and outright lies with enough legit journalism to make the claim to advertisers that it’s a reputable news outlet. It’s all about dragging in ad money—big ad money.”
“But Fox News is struggling as more and more advertisers pull out of their hate-filled space. A Democratic town hall gives the Fox News sales team a way to tell potential sponsors it’s safe to buy ads on Fox—no harm to their brand or reputation (spoiler: It’s not).”
“Here’s one place we can fight back: I won’t ask millions of Democratic primary voters to tune into an outlet that profits from racism and hate in order to see our candidates—especially when Fox will make even more money adding our valuable audience to their ratings numbers.”
“I’m running a campaign to reach all Americans. I take questions from the press and voters everywhere I go. I’ve already held town halls in 17 states and Puerto Rico—including WV, OH, GA, UT, TN, TX, CO, MS & AL.”
“I’ve done 57 media avails and 131 interviews, taking over 1,100 questions from press just since January. Fox News is welcome to come to my events just like any other outlet. But a Fox News town hall adds money to the hate-for-profit machine. To which I say: hard pass.”