A bevy of her opponents may be accepting Fox News's invitations to partake in presidential town halls, but Liz Warren is not going to budge. She's made up her mind about the network and that's that.
I won’t do a town hall with Fox News because I won’t invite millions of Democratic primary voters to tune in, inflate ratings, and help sell ads for an outlet that profits from racism and hate. If you agree, sign our petition. https://t.co/zAyBN7i8Jf— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) May 14, 2019
Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg and Kirsten Gillibrand didn't get the memo because they've already participated in Fox town halls or are planning to soon. As they've explained, they recognize the need to expand their support bases and speak to different audiences. Another Democratic presidential contender, former Maryland Rep. John Delaney, criticized Warren for refusing to leave her progressive bubble, and added that he'd gladly take her spot.
If you're not using your town hall, I will. Democratic candidates have to campaign everywhere and talk to all voters. https://t.co/jH5ZwYRtEg— John Delaney (@JohnDelaney) May 14, 2019
John Delaney's spox just me sent this statement regarding Liz Warren refusing to do a town hall with Fox News: "Democrats have to meet voters where they are. Do we agree with everything Fox’s opinion side does, of course not. That doesn’t mean we can just ignore their viewers."— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) May 14, 2019
They're apparently the rebels in the party though. The Democratic National Committee announced earlier this year that they are refusing to partner with Fox for any of their primary debates. DNC Chair Tom Perez explained that they've lost trust in the network because it is just too hand in hand with the Trump administration.
The DNC and Warren are eschewing a major platform. Fox has consistently beaten CNN and other cable news networks in ratings. This April, Fox was the most watched basic cable network for the 34th month in a row. They crushed the competition for the 208th month in a row, beating CNN and MSNBC in both day and primetime viewership.
But, those millions of viewers aren't worth talking to?