ABC’s “The View” slammed Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Wednesday for cowering out of a Fox News interview and claiming that she did so because the network promoted “racism” and “hate.”
“It may be a minority opinion, but I think that it’s being very dismissive of so many Americans for her not to go on Fox News,” leftist co-host Sunny Hostin said. “I think if you want to be the president of the United States, for everyone, then you need to speak to everyone.”
Conservative-leaning co-host Meghan McCain said: “You’ve got to go to spaces that are uncomfortable.”
Even left-leaning co-host Whoopi Goldberg joined in on criticizing Warren, saying: “If you can’t face the Fox audience, you can’t face the U.S. It’s that simple.”
The Washington Examiner reported that Warren’s decision to not go on the network, where she will undoubtedly face the toughest questions, may be a major mistake for the far-left Democrat.
“There is an audience for authentic, left-wing politicians at the infamously right-wing cable network, according to new Morning Consult polling data,” the Examiner reported. “In fact, seriously progressive politics are received better by ‘potential Democratic primary voters’ who watch Fox News than those who watch CNN or even MSNBC, according to the group.”
Warren made the announcement on Tuesday in a multi-tweet thread attacking the network, which is consistently ranked as the most-watched cable news network in the United States.
“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. Fox News has invited me to do a town hall, but I’m turning them down —here’s why…,” Warren began. “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.”
“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 to make the claim to advertisers that it’s a reputable news outlet. It’s all about dragging in ad money — big ad money,” Warren claimed. “But Fox News is struggling as more and more advertisers pull out of their hate-filled space. A Democratic town hall gives the Fox News sales team a way to tell potential sponsors it’s safe to buy ads on Fox — no harm to their brand or reputation (spoiler: It’s not).”
“Here’s one place we can fight back: I 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,” Warren continued. “I’ve done 57 media avails and 131 interviews, taking over 1,100 questions from press just since January. Fox News is welcome to come to my events just like any other outlet. But a Fox News town hall adds money to the hate-for-profit machine. To which I say: hard pass.”