Elizabeth Warren: Making campaigns ironic again – Washington Examiner

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., may be a former Harvard Law professor, but her campaign strategy is utterly absurd. Consider Warren’s tweet thread on Tuesday, in which the Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful explained her rejection of a Fox News invitation for a town hall event.

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

— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren)
May 14, 2019

Having ruled that Fox News is a modern day equivalent to the Nazi propaganda newspaper Der Stürmer (side note: Warren’s comments represent an attack on the press matching the worst of President Trump’s excesses), the senator continued:

I’m running a campaign to reach all Americans. I take questions from the press and voters everywhere I go. I’ve already held town halls in 17 states and Puerto Rico—including WV, OH, GA, UT, TN, TX, CO, MS & AL.

— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren)
May 14, 2019

Help me with something.

If Warren is “running a campaign to reach all Americans,” why is she so determined to insult Americans who watch Fox News? Whatever you think of that network, it retains the highest share of cable news viewers across the nation, and by quite a long way. That’s why, even though he disagrees with much of Fox News’ coverage and commentary, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., decided to join a recent town hall with the network. Sanders knows he needs to maximize his ability to persuade Americans to vote for him.

Warren’s outburst reflects a campaign that is caught between the hard realities of angry primary voters, far-left policies, and a not-so-impressive candidate.

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