Something Seems to Be Missing from Fox News’ 5 PM Debate: The Audience


There appears to be something missing from Fox News’ 5 pm pre-debate debate. All the candidates are there, moderators Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum showed up, but there was something kind of big missing.

An audience:

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Yep, there were a lot of empty chairs at the “kids table” debate today, and only a few people could be heard clapping for the candidates.

And while it was obviously expected the 5 pm debate wouldn’t garner nearly as much interest, the lack of an actual audience really got noticed on Twitter:

Below is video of how the 5 pm debate opened, and just listen for how little applause there is (via Fox):

Correction: A previous version of this post misidentified MacCallum as fellow Fox anchor Shannon Bream.

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