Elizabeth Warren shoots down idea of attending town hall on Fox News. Calling it “a hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists.”

By |2019-05-14T12:53:37-08:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |17 Comments

Man do I love this!

Courtesy of The Daily Beast

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is declining to participate in a Fox News town hall, a move that comes after a number of her fellow 2020 Democratic competitors have agreed to engage with the network’s audience.

“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,” she wrote Tuesday morning in a series of tweets. “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 & death consequences, to provide cover for the corruption that’s rotting our government and hollowing out our middle class.”

Warren charged that the network “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.” She said that participation in a town hall on the network sends a signal that it is appropriate to still buy ads on the cable channel, which hosts a primetime lineup of overtly pro-Trump hosts who engage in bigoted and conspiratorial rhetoric—something she doesn’t want to encourage.

Look I understand why some Democratic candidates would think that going on Fox News might bring a few independents or conservatives to their side of the aisle, but by making this clear statement about her opinion of the network Warren demonstrates that she is not willing to betray her values for the possibility of a few votes. 

It just makes her seem that much more impressive to me. 

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17 Comments

  1. ~IT~'s on NOW May 15, 2019 at 6:55 am - Reply

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/aclu-alabama-abortion-ban_n_5cdb8411e4b061f71b878c73

    “It is important that we pass this statewide abortion ban legislation and begin a long overdue effort to directly challenge Roe v. Wade,” Ainsworth said.

    After the Alabama Senate approved the bill 25 to 6 on Tuesday night, a slew of activists and prominent Democrats, including 2020 presidential hopefuls, voiced their outrage.

    “This is a war on women, and it is time to fight like hell,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) declared.

    • 1973 May 15, 2019 at 7:37 am - Reply

      https://thinkprogress.org/alabama-abortion-ban-penalize-doctors-severely-actual-rapists-b7fc77dd2fe5/

      Alabama’s abortion ban would penalize doctors more severely than a lot of actual rapists.
      “This is a sad day in Alabama,” “What you just said to my little girl, that it’s okay for a man to rape you and you got to have his baby if you get pregnant … you just said to my daughter, ‘you don’t matter. You don’t matter in the state of Alabama.’”

      https://thinkprogress.org/alabama-passes-total-abortion-ban-felony-jail-providers-4f0f06c6d884/

      “This bill isn’t about the right to life. This bill is about control,” said state Sen. Linda Coleman-Madison (D), one of four women elected to the Senate, all of whom voted NO.

      https://thinkprogress.org/abortion-rights-depend-on-zip-code-four-states-different-votes-one-day-7d9943ea10b7/

      There are four cases related to abortion before the Supreme Court right NOW.

      • anon May 15, 2019 at 9:10 am - Reply

        “is a embreo a person – is a tadpole a Toad?”

        ‘Oh I went down South for to see my Sal
        Play polly wolly doodle all the day
        My Sally is a spunky gal
        Play polly wolly doodle all the day
        Oh my Sal she is a maiden fair
        Play polly wolly doodle all the day
        With laughing eyes and curly hair
        Play polly wolly doodle all the day
        Fare thee well
        Fare thee well
        Fare thee well my fairy fey
        For I’m going to Louisiana
        For to see my Susyanna
        Play polly wolly doodle all the day’

        diddlin himself all the way, eh

    • anonymous May 15, 2019 at 8:12 am - Reply

      https://eand.co/americas-already-one-of-the-worst-places-in-the-world-to-be-a-woman-is-it-going-to-get-worse-6059a82ecacf

      America Doesn’t Value Womens Lives Flourishing — And That’s Why Patriarchy’s Winning
      Let me translate that. When you — or your wife, sister, daughter — go to give birth, you have five times or more the chance of dying that a woman in any other rich country does. That’s a shocking statistic — and it reflects just how poorly American women are cared for by their systems, at the most vulnerable times in their lives. America’s the focal point of the new white supremacy movement, for whom women are essentially reproductive machines, when they’re not sacred virgins. Women’s flourishing isn’t taken seriously in America — it’s an afterthought, when it’s a thought at all — women still exist essentially as vessels, whether of labour, reproduction, or caretaking, to serve patriarchy.

      • $MB~JB$ May 15, 2019 at 9:13 am - Reply

        FB>”the Lord needs women to crank out more “hero student” fodder to jump in front of school shooters and save their classmates so that the killer retains his god-given right to own that gun. Seems like a perfectly logical argument to me!”

  2. PBS May 15, 2019 at 7:43 am - Reply

    SEBASTIAN GORKA (HOST): That’s been the left from Robespierre to Trotsky to Marcuse to Alinsky to Clinton to Obama to today.

    Civil society doesn’t exist, friendship doesn’t exist, family doesn’t exist — only permanent revolution.

    Have you seen what I’ve posted on my Twitter feed with regards to family? Arthur is a children’s cartoon. I think it’s actually made with your money, PBS.

    My children used to watch Arthur 15 years ago, about a rodent-like creature that lived and had fun in his cartoon world. The new season of Arthur will have one of Arthur’s teachers at school, a male teacher married to a fellow male rodent.

    Did you have any questions about there being a culture war, ladies and gentlemen? Did you have any doubt in your mind?

    This is a war for our culture, and that’s why we exist here on America First on the Salem Radio Network.

  3. anonymous May 15, 2019 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Winning Ticket?
    Biden/Beto 2020
    & a ALL FEmale Cabinet promise.

    Power to the People!

  4. the View May 15, 2019 at 9:30 am - Reply

    The place to be heard!
    WARREN DECLINES FOX NEWS INVITE: After Elizabeth Warren declines a Fox News town hall, the co-hosts discuss if this is the right move for her and other Democratic candidates.

    https://twitter.com/TheView?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

  5. Anon May 15, 2019 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Her words aren’t unfounded. A Fox Cake is an overkill of shiny glazes and colorful icings, covering layers of asbestos, lead, mercury, and plutonium.

  6. Anonymous May 15, 2019 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Yeah, those bastards on fox, from rupert to those blondes who yakkety yak their talking point as they expose a good amount og legs are too transparent in their evil intentions.

  7. puck May 15, 2019 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    i’m beginning to like Elizabeth more and more. she is a hard person to put and keep down. maybe having Native American is just what we need.

  8. Anon May 15, 2019 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    She should go on Fox in full Sioux attire.

  9. Anon May 15, 2019 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    Warren doesn’t wear greasy wigs like a former VP candidate. Warren reads newspapers, also too and.

  10. Anon May 16, 2019 at 7:59 am - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/05/16/gop-congressman-thinks-half-of-america-watches-fox-they-dont.html

    On an average night, about 2.4 million prime-time viewers tune in, which is about 0.7 percent of the total U.S. population.

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