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      Courage and integrity are very important to me. That is why I am supporting Elizabeth Warren for president. I am sure I will not agree with everything Warren says and does. However, she has demonstrated that she cares about people, and she has courage and integrity. She is being criticized by some in the press, and some Democratic presidential candidates disagree with her for not going on Fox "News", because she loses an opportunity to speak to Fox viewers.

      My feeling is that the Fox viewers who don't know Elizabeth Warren are not going to vote for her, even after learning about her, and those who do know her won't NOT vote for her because she didn't go on Fox "News".

      I don't watch Fox "News" for any reason. I know they have Shephard Smith and Chris Wallace over there, both of whom are solid journalist. However, I won't go to Fox "News" to see Shep or Chris. Additionally, I don't support Democrats who appeal to Trump supporters. If Trump supporters believe in the same values that Democrats promote, they are more than welcome to join us, but I don't want my party to appeal to people who at the very least acquiesce to racism, bigotry and misogyny, and that is my impression of the republican party and its supporters.

      Btw, two of the greatest aids Democrats have to beat Trump and congressional republicans in 2020 are Trump and congressional republicans. Democrats should have the courage and integrity to run on their values, rather than appealing to racism, bigotry and misogyny for any reason, whether directly or indirectly.


      https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/05/14/elizabeth-warren-wont-appear-on-fox-news-other-democrats-have/


      Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed Fox News as “a hate-for-profit” operation that gives voice to “racists” in saying she wouldn’t participate in one of the network’s presidential town halls — a decision some of her Democratic rivals don’t share.


      “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 … to provide cover for the corruption that’s rotting our government and hollowing out our middle class,” Warren said Tuesday, explaining why she turned down the televised event.


      Fox News balances “bigotry, racism, and outright lies with enough legit journalism to make the claim to advertisers that it’s a reputable news outlet,” Warren said. “I won’t ask millions of Democratic primary voters to tune in to 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.”


      Some of her 2020 rivals disagreed. Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton made his second appearance on the network Tuesday morning. Spokesman Matt Corridoni said, “Seth is running a campaign focused on taking his message directly to voters — all voters, not just the ones who agree with us.”


      Former Maryland Congressman John Delaney’s spokesman, Michael Starr Hopkins, said, “Do we agree with everything Fox’s opinion side does, of course not. That doesn’t mean we can just ignore their viewers.”


      Republican consultant Patrick Griffin said Warren was “appealing to her base and letting them know she’s a principled person.” But, he added, both Democrats and Trump need to appeal to more than just their base to win.

      “If Elizabeth Warren doesn’t care to go on the No. 1 cable news channel and not talk to a bunch of people she thinks are beneath her message, that’s fine. That’s the kind of elitist foolishness that keeps people like Elizabeth Warren from winning national elections,” Griffin said.

      Warren said Fox News is welcome at her events. Fox News did not respond to a request for comment.

      But Warren needs to draw progressive voters away from U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont — whom she continually trails in polls — so forgoing Fox is “a wise move,” said University of New Hampshire political science professor Dante Scala.

      “Sanders did go on Fox. But there are an awful lot of progressive Democrats who clearly see Fox as their political enemy, so Warren’s rationale for not going on Fox, I think, will resonate well with those voters,” Scala said.

      Sanders and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar both participated in Fox News town halls. Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., has one Sunday in New Hampshire. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has one set for June.




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          TOCB
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          It not about Democrats tuning in it about the GOP voters that may. They may not be happy with what is going on. Like Megan Mc Cain said today one may go back to their town saying they liked what they heard.

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              she's among the top contenders imo - and I won't decide until the debates.


              As for refusing to appear on Fox - mixed feelings. It may be smart to avoid the jabs she would take, but on the other hand I think she is more than capable of direct back and forth on any issues they raise, and she might sway some center people that watch Fox. Center people include Fox among the channels they watch cuz they want to hear the issues presented by the side that advocates for them, rather than as repackaged by people who disagree.

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                  Jerry Tanenbaum
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                  As for refusing to appear on Fox - mixed feelings. It may be smart to avoid the jabs she would take, but on the other hand I think she is more than capable of direct back and forth on any issues they raise, and she might sway some center people that watch Fox.


                  That is not the point. Elizabeth Warren is a person of principles, first.

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                      Jerry Tanenbaum
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                      Have you seen any of the Fox town halls?

                      No jabs at the Dems. At least not by the hosts. A few tough questions from the audience

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                          I guess we'll have to see if this turns out to have been a good choice on Warren's part.

                          To the people who were already going to vote for a Democrat, it's probably a winning move.

                          To the voters who were on the fence between Warren and one of the other Dem contenders, it might swing a few primary votes her way.

                          But to the middle-ground voters that she'll have to win over in the fall, if she becomes the nominee, this smacks of elitism, of being "too good to talk with regular folks".

                          It smacks of simply being unfair--just as we've accused Trump of being unfair in dealing with media outlets he dislikes. And it will likely be seen as cowardly by large segments of the population, who think a president ought to be man enough or woman enough to answer questions from anybody, even from those who disagree with her.

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                              You have some good points, but some does she. At this point, she isn't going to persuade anyone who watches Fox. Now, as the pack gets winnowed down, she may want to rethink this strategy.

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                                  Fair and balanced comments. Getting all the votes of the hard left or the hard right are not going to be enough to win the next election, as you correctly indicated both sides are going to need to pull votes from the middle.


                                  With a very few exceptions all of the current crop of Democratic candidates come from the left side of left in terms of spending issues they are supporting that will have a difficult time passing Congress. I think we all know what those issues are. Fox typically has twice the viewership of the other cable networks combined.....their audience typically comes from various points of view......as does MSNBC and CNN. Now I fully agree if it were a debate lead by some of the shock jocks from the night time line up I would pass as well, but you won’t find any nicer people than Bret and Martha. If you can not take questions from them, you may want to question why you are in the race to be President for all of the people in the first place.


                                  Trump is going to eventually face the same issue with appearing before a CNN and MSNBC audience....he is going to need to pull people from the middle as well. He will likely have a more difficult time that Warren would have on FOX.

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                                          If I was voting today, I would vote for Warren too. She is also one of the very rare Candidates who has not been falling over herself to cater to the Zionists' inhumanity over the Palestinians.

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