May 23, 2019

Democratic presidential hopefuls have been lining up lately to do townhalls on Fox News. Bernie Sanders started this trend, and though not a Democrat himself, other Democrats have followed in his footsteps. Only Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris have categorically ruled it out. Why they do this, whether to get more attention for themselves or to appeal to a broader spectrum of the electorate, appear bipartisany and ****, it's just wrong says Samantha Bee.

And she's right.

Source: The Wrap

Samantha Bee has called out South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg and other Democrats for holding Fox News town halls, saying their appearances were legitimizing the network and warning that in the long run, they would look foolish.

“In its entire history, Fox News was never on the level, but in the Trump era it’s become an extension of his administration, or maybe vice-versa. They don’t pretend otherwise, so why should anyone else?” Bee said during a monologue on her TBS show, “Full Frontal.” “At a certain point if you play along with Fox you don’t look bold or bipartisan, you just look stupid.”

“Nobody is impressed by how Charlie Brown reaches across the aisle to Lucy’s football,” she added, making a “Peanuts” reference.

Can you help us out?

For 18 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


We are currently migrating to Disqus

On May 14, 2022, we started migrating our comments from Insticator back to Disqus. During this transition period, some posts will have Insticator and some Disqus. For more information on the transition, as well as information regarding old C&L accounts, please see this post.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.