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NYT: Warren Calls Fox News a 'Hate-for-Profit Racket' and Refuses an Appearance


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By Matt Stevens and Michael M. Grynbaum
May 14, 2019

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts said Tuesday that she would not participate in a Fox News town hall as some other Democratic candidates have, calling the media outlet “a hate-for-profit racket” that seeks to turn Americans against one another.

In a series of messages posted on Twitter, Ms. Warren, who is one of 22 people seeking the Democratic nomination for president, accused the network of giving “a megaphone to racists and conspiracists” and providing cover for corruption.

She also returned to one of her campaign’s central themes in her attack on Fox News, framing the network as the sort of corporate “profit machine” she has railed against.

“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,’’ she said. “It’s all about dragging in ad money — big ad money.”

“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,” she continued. “I won’t ask millions of Democratic primary voters to tune into an outlet that profits from racism and hate.”

FULL story: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/14/us/politics/elizabeth-warren-fox-news.html


Senator Elizabeth Warren during a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa, last month.Credit Eric Thayer for The New York Times
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 01:27 PM

1. Excellent

 

Stiff jabs, finish with a hook. That’s how all Democrats should talk.
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 01:29 PM

2. I saw that comment, it was perfect.

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 01:39 PM

3. Good for Warren. She's right of course but I really can't fault

 

the less well known candidates for trying to get more exposure.
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Tue May 14, 2019, 01:42 PM

4. Good. EW just made Faux Newz ad marketing more difficult. nt

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 02:17 PM

5. I applaud Senator Warren for stating this truth

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 02:24 PM

6. Good one on Warren

 

Truth-telling. What a concept!
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