Seriously, all 22 of the other Democratic candidates for president in 2020 should have watched Bernie Sanders’ town hall on Fox News. For one thing, people actually watched, and second, the audience seemed pretty receptive.
Bernie Sanders helped himself a lot tonight. I disagreed with much of what he said. I can see why people like him. Maybe other Dems noticed @BretBaier and @marthamaccallum respectfully let him make his case, and @FoxNews gave him an enthusiastic home-crowd setting.
— Andy McCarthy (@AndrewCMcCarthy) April 15, 2019
Elizabeth Warren made a big show — and a fundraising effort — out of her very public refusal to do a Fox News town hall, calling Fox News a “for-profit hate racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists.”
Laughably, Rep. Eric Swalwell, polling at 0 percent, claimed that Fox News was afraid of him and that’s why they turned him down.
Now Pete Buttigieg has announced he will be doing a Fox News town hall, but he also wants his supporters to know he strongly condemns the voices on Fox, whose goal is to “spread fear and lies.”
Mayor Pete out with a lengthy explanation for why he’s doing a Fox News town hall pic.twitter.com/VtX57kYNcb
— Sam Stein (@samstein) May 18, 2019
Dude, you’re trying to demonize Chris Wallace? Good luck.
Lost my vote… ✅
— Biff (@Biff12345678910) May 18, 2019
Sorry to hear that Mayor Pete.
Fox ad revenue will be the winner $$$.
— forgoodnesssake (@forgoodnessakes) May 18, 2019
Dear Pete. The only way to get them to change and to become 'fair and balanced' is to quit doing things that give them the ad revenue that allows them to continue to do the things you don't like.
— Carl J. Feher (@CJ_Feher) May 18, 2019
So what you’re all saying is that Fox News viewers would tune in and watch a Pete Buttigieg town hall, thus giving the network ad revenue (a Buttigieg a ton of exposure).
It's not about FOX viewers. It's about giving FOX News legitimacy it doesn't deserve..
They need democrats as window dressing only.
— jamia (@auntoona) May 18, 2019
If you’re explaining, you’re losing. @ewarren showed she had better principles than him.
— Michael Rowand (@mrowand) May 18, 2019
— Pamela Parkington (@BigDogMom3) May 18, 2019
Is he trying to convince me or himself?
— Clinton Pope (@clintonpope) May 18, 2019
There are 0 good faith Fox viewers.
— ??? ?????? (@MaxAction007) May 18, 2019
"I want people to see me on TV" would have been much easier for an unpaid volunteer to type.
— Joe Henderson (@jjhender) May 18, 2019
Should just be “I want votes, the end”
— edward arjona (@sil3ncio) May 18, 2019
— Tzippy Shmilovitz (@Tzipshmil) May 18, 2019
Nope @PeteButtigieg. You are contributing viewer share and advertising dollars to a tangibly harmful propaganda machine. Those "good faith" viewers you're after can be found in many other media and outreach venues. The taint of Fox will stain your permanently. Withdraw.
— lobster nanny (@lobster_nanny) May 18, 2019
I’m with Warren.
— Mac〽️ (@macasu) May 18, 2019
Two problems: 1) Fox News is not a news platform. It’s a propaganda outlet. 2) It’s hard to imagine that a regular viewer of a propaganda outlet would listen to views opposing the propaganda “in good faith”.
— TheGOPLiesEveryday (@LiesGop) May 18, 2019
The guy whose user name is The GOP Lies Everyday is worried about people listening to opposing views in bad faith.
— Indiana For Bennet (@HCullen98) May 18, 2019
It's really pitiful that politics have become so adversarial that a presidential candidate feels he must explain to the nation why he agreed to appear on a particular news channel. This is exactly what Obama meant by "fundamentally transform."
— Shadyhugs (@Shadyhugs) May 18, 2019
So Buttigieg will actually lose votes for appearing on Fox News to do a town hall? Enjoy eating each other, Democrats.
Dem currently polling in single digits decides she doesn't need to do a town hall on Fox News https://t.co/26DoHdjTYU
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 14, 2019