Sen. Warren explains why she gave Fox News a ‘hard pass’ on town hall invitation


Fox News, like other cable news outlets, is providing airtime for 2020 presidential candidates to expand on their platforms.

A series of town halls has introduced the network’s largely conservative audience to some in the crowded Democratic primary field. But Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts won’t be among them.

She recently confirmed she gave Fox News a “hard pass” when invited to appear.

“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 & death consequences, to provide cover for the corruption that’s rotting our government and hollowing out our middle class,” she tweeted.

Warren went on to declare that she will not “ask millions of Democratic primary voters to tune into an outlet that profits from racism and hate in order to see our candidates — especially when Fox will make even more money adding our valuable audience to their ratings numbers.”

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Chris Agee is an American journalist with more than 15 years of experience in a variety of newsrooms. After a wide-ranging career in print and broadcast media, he served as managing editor of Western Journalism from 2013 to 2017. During that period, the news outlet became one of the 100 most visited websites in the world.

In 2018, he founded Informed Media Group with the goal of providing "information without an agenda." In addition to creating stellar content for third-party publishers, IMG currently operates two of its own properties, Scope News and The Extract.

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