Warren Uses 7 Tweets to Reject Offer From Fox

She won't appear at town hall, denounces network as a 'hate-for-profit racket'
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2019 11:17 AM CDT
Warren Uses 7 Tweets to Reject Offer From Fox
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., during an American Federation of Teachers town hall in Philadelphia on Monday.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar have already done town halls on Fox News, and Kirsten Gillibrand and Pete Buttigieg are on the schedule, notes CNN. Fellow candidate Elizabeth Warren? That would be no, and "no" would be an understatement, based on the seven-tweet explanation she offered Tuesday on why she has rejected the network's offer. Among other things, she accused Fox of being a "hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists," an "outlet that profits from racism and hate," and a network "that 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."

In short, you won't be finding Warren at a Fox town hall. From the right, the site Twitchy thinks it's an odd choice for a candidate currently polling in the single digits. "This is nuts," the post asserts. "It’s not just Dem primary voters who will be watching. She doesn't want to reach out to independents or angry Republicans and hope to persuade them?" Meanwhile, the Democratic field grew yet again Tuesday with the addition of Montana Gov. Steve Bullock. (Read about his main bragging point.)

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