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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:47 PM

 

Sanders takes on Fox -- and emerges triumphant



BETHLEHEM, Pa — Bernie Sanders entered the Fox's den on Monday night — and he not only survived the hour-long encounter, but often dominated.

Appearing at a Fox-hosted town hall smack dab in the middle of Trump Country, the Democratic presidential front-runner played the part, swatting down tough questions from the hosts about health care, defense spending, and his newfound wealth. At one point, the Vermont senator even led the network’s audience in a call-and-response that found them cheering loudly for his policies.

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He replied with familiar talking points: “Democratic socialism to me is creating a government and an economy and a society which works for all, rather than just the top 1 percent. It means ending the absurd inequalities that exist today.”

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Feisty and confident, Sanders ended the engagement by gently ribbing the hosts of the network liberals despise. “Thank you very much," he told Baier and MacCallum, "and I hope I wasn’t too hard on you.”


https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/15/bernie-sanders-millionaire-no-apology-1277009




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Reply Sanders takes on Fox -- and emerges triumphant (Original post)
Uncle Joe Monday OP
InAbLuEsTaTe Monday #1
bahrbearian Monday #5
appal_jack Monday #10
LineLineLineLineReply .
bahrbearian Monday #13
appal_jack Monday #20
liberalnarb Tuesday #30
BeckyDem Wednesday #48
billpolonsky Monday #11
rwsanders Monday #14
bahrbearian Monday #15
rwsanders Monday #17
bahrbearian Monday #18
yaesu Monday #22
McKim Tuesday #24
yaesu Tuesday #27
appalachiablue Tuesday #26
pangaia Tuesday #23
bahrbearian Monday #2
ehrnst Wednesday #49
JoeOtterbein Monday #3
Uncle Joe Monday #4
Hassin Bin Sober Tuesday #25
BlueFlorida Monday #6
bahrbearian Monday #7
Uncle Joe Monday #8
Power 2 the People Monday #9
Snotcicles Monday #12
a kennedy Monday #16
JohnnyRingo Monday #19
Fred Sandman Monday #21
bernie59 Tuesday #28
ehrnst Wednesday #47
mountain grammy Tuesday #29
certainot Tuesday #31
Doreen Tuesday #32
Catch2.2 Tuesday #33
Uncle Joe Tuesday #37
athena Tuesday #44
Catch2.2 Yesterday #51
Pluvious Tuesday #34
LongtimeAZDem Tuesday #35
Uncle Joe Tuesday #36
LongtimeAZDem Tuesday #41
Uncle Joe Tuesday #42
LongtimeAZDem Tuesday #45
Uncle Joe Tuesday #46
Amimnoch Tuesday #40
SMC22307 Tuesday #38
Amimnoch Tuesday #39
Politicub Tuesday #43
NurseJackie Wednesday #50
Blue_Tires Yesterday #52

Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:51 PM

1. Of course Bernie did!! No surprise there...the only surprise would be if some had a few kind words

 

to say about Bernie's outstanding performance. Would be shocking actually.


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!
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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:04 PM

5. That still doesn't explain his $700 coat, expensive house's , and lavish travels around the world.

 

FDR would never have passed the New Deal if he went around flaunting his wealth in the manner that Sander does.
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Response to bahrbearian (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:48 PM

10. Please tell me this is sarcasm.

 

Do you know how wealthy FDR was?

What mattered were his POLICIES and the WORK that he did on behalf of the American people.

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Response to appal_jack (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:05 PM

13. .

 

I thought it was obvious , but with some of the smearing of Bernie here I can see the confusion. $700 Coats the outrage
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Response to bahrbearian (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:23 PM

20. Cool!

 

I've read some posts (not of yours, bahrbearian) here at DU that had me double-checking.



-app
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Response to bahrbearian (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:21 AM

30. Oh man I was about to go off!

 

Thank God some of the silly stuff around here is just sarcasm.
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Response to bahrbearian (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 10:20 AM

48. lol +1

 

I admit I wasn't sure at first.
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Response to bahrbearian (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:50 PM

11. Flaunting?

 


Stop.
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Response to rwsanders (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:07 PM

15. I was just echoing some of the things I've heard here.

 

I like Bernie
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Response to bahrbearian (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:08 PM

17. Yeah sorry, saw that afterwards

 

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Response to rwsanders (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:13 PM

18. I should have put the Sarcasm emoji up

 

You read some pretty crazy posts trashing Bernie here. I thought I'd get in on the fun.
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Response to bahrbearian (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:54 PM

22. and you forgot to mention that expensive haircut, that must have set him back a few bucks

 

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Response to yaesu (Reply #22)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:05 AM

24. Bill Clinton Had $500 Haircuts

 

Bill Clinton had $500 haircuts. Find another theme here. The Democratic Party has greatly benefitted from the ideas in the Sanders platform. He is valuable for his ideas. End of story.
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Response to McKim (Reply #24)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:14 AM

27. Hey, I like Bernie & did you even see the sarcasm? nt

 

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Response to yaesu (Reply #22)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:14 AM

26. Betcha he's another (long- time) Breck boy too. hmpf/s

 

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:57 PM

2. I don't know the crowd looks pretty Hostel to his M4ALL plan

 


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Response to bahrbearian (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 10:44 AM

49. I would have been surprised if the audience didn't cheer for him...

 











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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:58 PM

3. Uncle Joe does it....

 

...scooped me on my own daughter's article!

Great job too!
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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:03 PM

4. ...

 

I'm sorry JoeOtterbein.
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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:09 AM

25. "The Democratic front-runner ventured"

 

I like the sound of that.
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:06 PM

6. Triumphant?

 

Last edited Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:37 AM - Edit history (1)

Did he get keys to the Fox news studio? Did Fox personalities bow down and say they will never support Trump ever again?

Why the hyperbole?
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Response to BlueFlorida (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:09 PM

7. He bombed they hated him.

 


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Response to BlueFlorida (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:10 PM

8. 1. You misspelled triumphant and 2. Your post is exhibit A in hyperbole. n/t

 

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:16 PM

9. Bernie was terrific! I couldn't believe how much the crowd was cheering.

 

I bet Faux News didn't expect that. Really encouraging for the General Election. I'm glad he walked into the lion's den. He slayed!
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:57 PM

12. I think the CNN town halls on the 22nd will be more contentious.

 

Bernie and Amy drew the short straws. And got Chris Cuomo.
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:08 PM

16. I posted this

 

https://www.democraticunderground.com/128770088 I thought he did a fantastic job......
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:19 PM

19. I hope so

 

I admire his spirit.
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:24 PM

21. Yes, Politco, liberals despise Fox as much as truth, love and grace.

 

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:15 AM

28. This is the way to engage! nt

 

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Response to bernie59 (Reply #28)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 09:22 AM

47. With an audience full of his supporters, sure is! (nt)

 

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:18 AM

29. K&R

 

Go Bernie! I knew he would be great!
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:29 AM

31. one of these days a dem will say to a rw media blockhead "well, that's what limbaugh says all day

 

but everyone knows he's a liar and always wrong and might as well be working for putin....."

when obama needed to pass the stimulus package he told some gop senator leaders something like 'we're not going to get anywhere if you keep listening to limbaugh". he said 'limbaugh' and that is talk radio. and that was all it took to put a 'RUSH' tattoo on every con politician forehead in the media. and he won then even tho the left ignored it from then on and
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:37 AM

32. Anybody with half a brain could

 

take on FOX news and come out triumphant.
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:47 AM

33. More Dems...

 

need to go on Fox News. You're not going to change minds if you don't offer an alternative. There's a lot of people that watch Fox, it's time they start seeing other views etc.
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Response to Catch2.2 (Reply #33)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:30 PM

37. I agree Catch.

 

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Response to Catch2.2 (Reply #33)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:23 PM

44. Fox watchers are completely brainwashed.

 

Do you know any of them personally? They’re full of hate and fear. There is no way any of them will vote for a Democrat. They’re probably giving positive feedback to Bernie because they don’t think he can win against Trump. I remember when some of them said in 2016 that they liked Bernie but couldn’t stand Hillary. They would never have voted for Bernie; they just wanted to appear open-minded.
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Response to athena (Reply #44)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:35 PM

51. I do know some

 

Most are brainwashed, but not all. If we don't go on Fox News and offer alternatives, the situation will just get worse. Once we give up, we lose. Remember when Howard Dean introduced his 50 state strategy? He received the same criticism of "Why even bother, they will never vote Democrat." They were wrong.
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:07 PM

34. I'm glad it went as well as it did...

 

Maybe Bill Maher has a point, get our message out to the News Corp's victims of psychological conditioning.

What's the downside of trying ?

Even if only 5% gain some enlightenment, or start asking their party the hard questions, it's a win, no ?
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:17 PM

35. So, since Sanders looked good, do we now believe that FOX is NOT a right-wing propaganda outlet?

 

Are we really buying this? Seriously?

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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Reply #35)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:57 PM

36. No one, including Bernie is selling your premise.

 

Seriously.
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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #36)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:05 PM

41. You are, whether you want to admit it to yourself or not

 

Seriously
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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Reply #41)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:12 PM

42. Find a single post in which I stated that FOX News wasn't a right wing propaganda outlet.

 

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #42)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:47 PM

45. You have multiple threads crowing about the FOX production; either you think FOX legitimately

 

aired a show promoting a socialist democrat, or you don't, and the only way to accept the Sanders town hall as genuine is to conclude that FOX is NOT right wing propaganda outlet.

Word games won't work.
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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Reply #45)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:11 PM

46. The production was unfiltered Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders

 

bursting FOX News' bubble, if only for an hour in a state won by Trump, all but dominating the debate with Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum bringing the studio audience into agreement in switching from employer and private based "health" insurance to Medicare for All while speaking live time to 2.5 million Americans (whether you like them or not) Republican, Democrat and Independent with even millions more to viewing it after the event.

There is no doubt of the impact and other Democratic Candidates are following suit.

Words matter, choose them wisely.
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Response to LongtimeAZDem (Reply #35)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:48 PM

40. Of course. He's the magical independent, doncha know?

 

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:41 PM

38. We desperately need Pennsylvania's electoral votes...

 

the Democratic Party muckety-mucks better be listening and learning.
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:46 PM

39. I don't know about "triumphant", but certainly useful for Fox and followers. -nt.

 

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:21 PM

43. It was great

 

I hate Fox News (of course... had to include this to head off the posts that say, “Ohhhh... so we like Fox News now, do we?” No. Still hate it. But I did throughly enjoy Bernie mopping the floor with the hosts.).

Bernie performed so well that it made me giddy. And I’ve never been giddy for Bernie.

Bernie is in my top four now. I said it.

On edit - Bernie people surly about Pete: please be kind. Mayor Pete is an important cultural happening. Peace out.

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 11:09 AM

50. No he didn't.

 

Sanders takes on Fox
No he didn't.

Such meaningless hyperbole trying to characterize it as an "American Gladiators" matchup.

Ridiculous.
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 02:42 PM

52. Like I said in the other thread...

 

Fox needs Bernie because they want him to play spoiler and split the Dem vote again...
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