Warren shrugs off town hall opportunity on Fox

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Elizabeth Warren pointingPresidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is taking what she calls a "hard pass" on a Fox News town hall event. A former GOP presidential candidate says it's probably because she's fearful of being subjected to a real interview about her "goofy" ideas.

Describing the number-one cable news network as a "hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists," Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) says she will not be among the Democrats reaching out to a massive but right-of-center audience on Fox News.

Gary Bauer of American Values says it's a page from the new Democratic playbook.

"Senator Warren is demonstrating a tendency on the left that's become more and more noticeable in the last couple of years," he tells OneNewsNow. "They will not debate their views, they will not have their views exposed to examination, and they try to shut down the views of conservatives."

The Democratic National Committee refused earlier this year to partner with Fox for any of the Democratic primary debates. DNC Tom Perez said they've lost trust in the network because it's just too "hand in hand" with the Trump administration.

Bauer suggests it's really because the Fox hosts might press the candidates for substantive responses on policy proposals they know aren't popular.

"… Their answer to conservative arguments on economics, on foreign policy, on immigration, etcetera, is to simply chant at conservatives words like 'hater,' 'fascist,' 'Nazi,' 'intolerant,'" he says.

The policy proposals that a Fox News audience will not be hearing from Warren include free college, forgiving student debt, free universal childcare, and getting rid of the Electoral College.

Bauer, Gary (American Values)"Sadly, many of those ideas are goofy and don't work," says Bauer, "and that's probably the reason why they don't want to be subjected to a real interview."

But Bauer notes Warren's "Fox-ophobia" is a rather recent conviction. This was the Massachusetts senator a little more than a year ago:

Fox News: "Elizabeth Warren joins us now from Boston. Senator, welcome finally to Fox News Sunday. Good to have you here."

Warren: "Thank you. It's good to be here. Thank you for having me. I appreciate the invitation."

Several other Democratic presidential hopefuls – Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and Kirsten Gillibrand – have either participated in Fox town halls already or are planning to do so soon. According to Townhall.com, another among the almost two dozen announced candidates – John Delaney, a former congressman from Maryland – has offered to take Warren's place on a Fox town hall.

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