Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s recent decision to avoid the ‘Hate-for-Profit’ town hall event at Fox News was panned by co-hosts on The View Wednesday; calling her latest publicity stunt “dismissive” to millions of Americans.
The View slams Elizabeth Warren for not going on Fox News:
Sunny Hostin: “It's very dismissive of so many Americans”
Whoopi Goldberg: “If you can’t face the Fox audience, you can’t face the US It’s that simple”
Meghan McCain: “You've got to go to places that are uncomfortable” pic.twitter.com/eIufzwC4mM
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 15, 2019
“I think that it’s being very dismissive of so many Americans to not go on Fox News. Fox News was the top basic cable network in April. It finished in 2018 as the most watched basic cable network for the third consecutive year… I think there’s a lot of real journalists there,” said host Sunny Hostin.
“If you want to be the President of the United States, then you need to speak to everyone,” she added.
“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,” posted Warren on social media this week.
“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,” she added. “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.”
The outspoken Senator is hovering at just 8% in national polls despite proposing trillions of dollars in new government spending.
Leading economists say Warren’s policies of cancel student debt and make college tuition-free would likely cost over $1.25 trillion.