Most Democrats blamed President Trump for this weekend's mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren added another potential culprit: Fox News.
We need to call it out: Fox News is a hate-for-profit machine that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists. https://t.co/f1QkIE7sbB— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) August 4, 2019
She perhaps forget how CNN gave a platform to actual white nationalist Richard Spencer, but I digress.
Warren's beef with Fox is not a new development, but it's a relationship that appears to be souring by the day. In May, she announced that, unlike some of her opponents like South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders, she would not show her face on the network and partake in a presidential town hall with voters. The Democratic National Committee also decided to cut all ties with Fox and refused to partner with them for any of the 2020 presidential debates, because they were concerned by the cable news network's connection to the Trump White House.
Warren's Fox tweet was piggy backing off of the message Leah Greenberg, co-executive director of the progressive group Indivisible, left on her own Twitter page - that President Trump and Fox News and their "nationalist ideology" had encouraged the shooter to act.
Before the assailant in El Paso, Texas killed 22 people in a local WalMart, he published a manifesto that read he wanted to stop the "Hispanic invasion of Texas." Critics tied the document to President Trump and his immigration rhetoric.
Sen. Warren is one of several Democrats helping to fundraise off of the shootings.