Elizabeth Warren: I Understand Why DNC Would Pull Debates from ‘Propaganda Machine’ Fox News
Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren told MSNBC’s Ari Melber the DNC barring Fox News from primary debates is up to the party, but she understands why they would not want to give one to a “propaganda machine.”
The DNC made the announcement after Jane Mayer‘s report on the relationship between Fox News and President Donald Trump, saying, “Recent reporting in the New Yorker on the inappropriate relationship between President Trump, his administration and Fox News has led me to conclude that the network is not in a position to host a fair and neutral debate for our candidates.”
Fox News asked the DNC to reconsider and even some Democrats were critical of the move.
Melber asked Warren tonight if she agrees with the DNC’s decision. Warren said it’s “ultimately a decision for the party to make,” but agreed with the criticism of Fox:
“I do understand that when more and more keeps coming out about how Fox News was just operating as an arm of the Trump campaign and then the Trump administration, boy, that doesn’t much look like we really have a free and independent press. It just looks like a propaganda machine.”
So she understands why, she continued, Democrats would say they don’t want to “be a part of that.”
Warren did add that she wants to get out and talk to everyone and “be in everyone’s living room.”
You can watch above, via MSNBC.
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