Elizabeth Warren Turns Down Fox News Town Hall, Blasts Network as ‘Hate-For-Profit Racket’


Elizabeth Warren is on the warpath against Fox News.

In a scathing Tuesday morning tweetstorm, the Massachusetts senator lit up Fox News — calling the network a “hate-for-profit racket” as part of a rant about why she is turning down an invite to appear at a town hall forum hosted by the network.

“Fox News has invited me to do a town hall, but I’m turning them down — here’s why,” Warren wrote. “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.”

Warren says she does not want to drive viewers to the network and help increase their profits.

“Fox News is welcome to come to my events just like any other outlet,” Warren wrote. “But a Fox News town hall adds money to the hate-for-profit machine. To which I say: hard pass.”

Warren’s stance is becoming something of an outlier in the 2020 field. Already, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) have done town halls on the network. And South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg, will soon follow. Other candidates, meanwhile, have recently appeared on other Fox programs — including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).

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