‘Dumb move’: Flailing Liz Warren stirs hornets’ nest with scathing rebuke of Fox News and town hall offer

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s latest remarks about town halls and Fox News may not age well.

The 2020 Democratic candidate is far behind her rivals Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden, but doesn’t see the value in having a Fox News Channel hosted a town hall, slamming the “hate-for-profit racket” in a series of tweets Tuesday.

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“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,” the Massachusetts Democrat tweeted, going on to explain why she is turning down an invitation from Fox News.

“Fox News is a hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists,” she declared, claiming dramatically that “it’s designed to turn us against each other” while providing “cover for the corruption that’s rotting our government.”

She slammed the network for its claim to be a “reputable news outlet” in order to get “big ad money.”

Warren’s rant went on to claim that advertisers are leaving the “hate-filled space” at Fox News.

The Democrat made her remarks despite Fox News regularly leaving its primetime competitors in the dust with ratings. Last month, the network’s regular lineup of programming pulled in a million more viewers than the five-hour Democrat lineup on CNN’s presidential candidate town hall special.

Warren’s own CNN town hall was up against regular Fox News programming, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” which pulled in 1.7 million more viewers.

Jedediah Bila, co-host of “Fox & Friends Weekend” slammed the Democrat’s “dumb move” in rejecting Fox News.

Plenty of leftists praised Warren’s action, but others saw right through it:


Oh, and it appears she’s been busy (already) fundraising off of the move:

Warren noted that she “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.”

Although the Democratic National Committee announced earlier this year that it was not allowing primary debates on Fox News, presidential candidates like Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg are planning town halls on the network. And a town hall with Sen. Bernie Sanders last month, moderated by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, pulled in about 2.5 million viewers, breaking a record for the largest presidential town hall this election cycle.

“CNN has drawn fewer viewers to its town-hall telecasts than to its usual prime-time lineup of news-discussion programs, which are themselves ratings-challenged,” a report in The Washington Post noted on Tuesday, adding that some have “ranged anywhere from subpar to flaming disasters.”

According to a Morning Consult poll earlier this month, Warren was at 8 percent and 31 points behind Biden as the front runner.

Warren inexplicably declared she wanted to reach “all Americans” while announcing she was shunning the conservatives, Republicans and even independent voters who regularly tune in to Fox News. It seems some of those Americans were not even impressed to ride the bus with her.

Her “hard pass” on the Fox News invitation just seemed like more political theater for the campaign trail.


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