Sen. Kamala Harris became the second Democratic presidential contender to turn down a Fox News town hall. The California senator's announcement comes a day after Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced she would not attend one either. “They've reached out but we haven't entertained it,” a spokesperson for the Harris campaign told a Huffington Post contributor. Warren tweeted out Tuesday that she would not attend a town hall with Fox News because they are a “hate-fore-profit racket.” “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,” the Massachusetts senator said. “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 … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris rejects Fox News town hall invitation
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Early Nielsen data reveals that Sen. Bernie Sanders' appearance on Fox News earns the prize for the most-viewed town hall of the 2020 presidential race. Nearly 2.6 million viewers watched Sanders field questions from Fox News anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, according to the Associated Press. Monday's audience was nearly three times larger than the one who tuned in to watch Sanders Feb. 25 on CNN. That town hall was watched by 1.35 seen by people.Prior to Monday night, Kamala Harris had attracted the largest town hall audience so far this cycle. Nearly 2 million eyes watched her January appearance on CNN. In the aftermath of Sanders' appearance, reports have emerged that a number of other Democratic candidates are in talks to appear in Fox News town hall events of their own. These include: South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro, Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, and Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif. When the Democratic … [Read more...] about More Democrats are in talks with Fox News as Bernie Sanders town hall posts huge ratings: reports
Minnesota Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar appeared to urge her fellow candidates to venture into the “uncomfortable” space that is Fox News, but is that a good move for Democrats looking to secure votes from a base that’s not particularly fond of the network? On Tuesday night, Klobuchar concluded her interview with Bret Baier by volunteering that “One of the reasons I came on this show is that I believe candidates for office, whether Democrat or Republican, have to go not just where it’s comfortable, but where it’s uncomfortable. And I love you. Fox may not always be comfortable for Democrats but I want to make that point.” That’s a bold suggestion to make in an election season with an ever-growing Democratic field of candidates who will be competing for votes from a base that had no love for Fox News, to begin with, and increasingly views the network as a propaganda arm for Donald Trump. But aside from a … [Read more...] about Should Democratic Presidential Candidates Allow Themselves to Be Interviewed on Fox News?
The Democratic National Committee has scheduled 10 debates thus far for the 2020 presidential election campaign, which is already in full swing. Not surprisingly, CNN and MSNBC/NBC/Telemundo have been awarded two of those debates airing this summer, which could ultimately feature somewhere in the range of 20 candidates and therefore may be split up into two debates or more per location. Tom PerezThomas Edward PerezClinton’s top five vice presidential picks Government social programs: Triumph of hope over evidence Labor’s 'wasteful spending and mismanagement” at Workers’ Comp MORE said he had held conversations with Fox News about potentially allowing the network to host a primary debate. But he said a story published in The New Yorker about the network's alleged ties with the Trump administration prompted the committee to end the Fox consideration. President TrumpDonald John TrumpTlaib to join protest calling for Trump impeachment Ex-Trump … [Read more...] about Why DNC barring Fox News from debates hurts party candidates
(CNN)On Thursday, President Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Fox News personality Harris Faulkner. It was, um, chummy -- with Faulkner asking Trump questions like "What do you love about being President?" and "You have such energy for this." (Yes, I know the latter isn't a question at all.) I went through the transcript -- which covers the sentencing of his former attorney Michael Cohen, Trump's dealings with China and why he doesn't get better press -- and plucked out the, uh, "best" lines from the President. They're below. THE POINT -- NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the surreal world of politics. Click to subscribe! 1. "I don't think -- and I have to go check. I don't think they even paid any money to that tabloid. I don't think we've made a payment to that tabloid." Trump's argument here -- I think -- is that because neither he nor the campaign ever paid the National Enquirer any … [Read more...] about The 29 most surreal lines from Donald Trump’s Fox News interview