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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:07 PM

 

Bernie Sanders' Fox News Town Hall Was a Ratings Smash. Now More Dems Are Thinking About Doing Them.



Sen. Bernie Sandersí (I-VT) Monday evening Fox News town-hall event was the most-watched town-hall event of the 2020 campaign thus far, according to early Nielsen data. And at least three other Democratic candidates are open to participating in one of their own.

According to early Nielsen data, more than 2.5 million viewers tuned in to hear Sanders, a self-described ďdemocratic socialist,Ē make his case on Fox News. That total viewership bested CNNís Bernie Sanders town hall event from back in February. The Fox viewership also doubled MSNBCís during the same time period on Monday evening, and nearly tripled CNNís.

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The event, which took place in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, saw the Vermont senator discuss a wide range of topics and occasionally spar with moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum.

While the Democratic National Committee banned the network from hosting one of its sanctioned debates, the success of Sandersí town-hall eventóboth in terms of ratings and the headlines generatedócomes as at least three other presidential campaigns consider being involved in a similar event.

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https://www.thedailybeast.com/bernie-sanders-fox-news-town-hall-was-a-ratings-smash-as-pete-buttigieg-and-other-democrats-consider-one


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Reply Bernie Sanders' Fox News Town Hall Was a Ratings Smash. Now More Dems Are Thinking About Doing Them. (Original post)
Uncle Joe Apr 2019 OP
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floppyboo Apr 2019 #16
bahrbearian Apr 2019 #26
Cary Apr 2019 #76
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srobertss Apr 2019 #54
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TexasTowelie Apr 2019 #30
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Autumn Apr 2019 #49
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:09 PM

1. At first I was opposed to this

 

Now I'm thinking we should.
Flood them with alternative choices, ideas, and truth.
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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:13 PM

3. I didn't want FUX to benefit

 

Ratings and such.
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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:09 PM

15. Most of our candidates are talking to Democrats, who are primarily responsible for choosing...

 

...our nominee.

That "35%" you speak of won't be choosing our nominee. The time to not ignore them is AFTER the Convention next year, where our nominee will be chosen.
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Response to George II (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:16 PM

16. How does this strategy help?

 

I see no reason to follow your advice on this. Do you think it is wasting time? energy? Is the country that black and white? Is it a good thing to promote divisiveness?
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Response to floppyboo (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:57 PM

26. I guess the strategy is Fox viewers aren't real Americans and don't get to vote..

 

or primaries are more important the general elections or something like that.
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Response to bahrbearian (Reply #26)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 07:31 AM

76. If you don't want what you call "divisive" then...

 

.. why not set an example? With all due respect you come off, to me at least, as condescending. George's opinion is as valid as yours.

In my opinion anyone hoping to be "less divisive" with Unindicted Co-Conspirator cultists simply asks to be gaslighted. They understand just one thing: raw power. Overwhelm them and they may listen, within their limitations.

We can, however, be less divisive amongst ourselves. It isn't that difficult, in my opinion. It would not have hurt you to be less dismissive of George. That is if you really wish to be less divisive.
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Response to floppyboo (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 04:11 PM

31. How many of those viewing last night, or the other Democratic town halls on Fox....

 

....will be involved with choosing our Democratic candidate? It's not like we're in the General Election campaign yet. We're currently in the process (or will be in a few months) of choosing OUR candidate, not theirs.
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Response to George II (Reply #31)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 04:58 PM

35. Quite a few I think.

 

Like all those rust belt voters who registered Dem so they could vote for Bernie in the primaries, where he did really well, despite Robbie Mook being brainwashed by Russians to convince Hillary she didn't have to canvass there, and then either stayed home or voted for Trump. I bet some of them watch Fox. Hell, my leftie father used to watch CNN on occasion just so he could get a rise in his old veins yelling at Schwartzkopt and Ollie. Same difference.
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Response to George II (Reply #31)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:38 PM

54. Probably very few in the Fox audience will be voting in Democratic primaries

 

But, thereís something about blowing the wind of sanity into that venue that is really impressive. The audience who showed up may have preselected themselves, but Sanders really held his own with the questions from the hosts. It seemed like they kind of lost control of the narrative, which is a very good thing. I think more Democratic candidates should go on.
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Response to srobertss (Reply #54)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:42 PM

56. PS

 

But, Iím guessing Fox may take pains not to lose control of the narrative if any of the other candidates follow suit, so that may be good reason not to do it.
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Response to Name removed (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 04:09 PM

30. I don't know if or who staged it.

 

But according to PennLive.com most of the audience was in Sanders gear. If it was first come, first admitted then it would be easy to pack the audience.

I'm on my cell phone or I would provide the link.
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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:17 PM

45. Provide that link please, I'll wait. . I watched in on a 60 inch and if most of the audience

 

was in Sanders gear, my TV malfunctioned. I saw no one up front in Sanders gear. And the shots of people from the back most of those people were not in tee shirts either.
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Response to Autumn (Reply #45)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:10 PM

46. I already told you where to find it.

 

Do your own searching. I'm not your research assistant.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #46)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:13 PM

47. Post something as fact with no links to back it up?

 

I watched the video, your site is "mistaken".
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Response to Autumn (Reply #47)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:20 PM

48. If you don't want to look for the link,

 

then that is not my concern. The site I referenced is in Pennsylvania where the town hall was held. I don't care what video you watched.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #48)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:27 PM

49. I watched that video, your site is"mistaken" when it says most of the audience were in

 

Bernie gear. They weren't. I don't bother with sites that I know are misleading. Have a nice evening.
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Response to Autumn (Reply #49)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:34 PM

51. That's convenient.

 

You have a nice evening too.
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Response to Autumn (Reply #49)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:25 PM

60. The truth hurts I guess!!

 


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!
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Response to Autumn (Reply #47)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:30 PM

50. Read.

 

https://www.pennlive.com/politics/2019/04/bernie-sanders-faces-lively-audience-in-bethlehem-town-hall.html

There was also a live blog at the site that I saw early this morning that said most of the attendees were Sanders supporters. I'm still on my phone and need to eat dinner so you can look for it yourself.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #50)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:37 PM

53. Thanks for the link. But it doesn't say most of the audience were in Sanders gear. nt

 

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Response to Autumn (Reply #53)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:48 PM

58. The live blog did. the

 

I don't know if it was taken down. I tried finding it around noon before I had to relinquish the laptop to my brother. My desktop died last month, it was too expensive to fix, and I was fortunate to get my files transferred to another external hard drive. The desktop was about to become a money pit.
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Response to Autumn (Reply #45)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:38 PM

70. Just to let you know that I wasn't lying.

 

Here is the thread which substantiates my statement:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/128772826

I hope that you will acknowledge the fact that other than getting the incorrect newspaper, my comment had a basis in fact.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #70)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 07:02 AM

73. You have gone from most of the audience was wearing Sanders gear to they were mostly Sanders

 

supporters. The video clearly shows that most of the audience was not in Sanders gear. That's the only fact I will acknowledge. There may have been a few in Sanders gear but they were not noticeable

TexasTowelie (61,403 posts)

30. I don't know if or who staged it.

But according to PennLive.com most of the audience was in Sanders gear. If it was first come, first admitted then it would be easy to pack the audience.

I'm on my cell phone or I would provide the link.


As for packing the audience? I don't know about you but I don't go to town halls unless I'm a supporter or curious about the candidate or the candidate represents me. .


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Response to Autumn (Reply #73)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 08:26 AM

82. Despite my misstatement on what people were wearing,

 

the key point that I was clumsily making is that the audience was mostly Sanders supporters rather than a more conservative audience that would be expected at a Fox News event. I apologize for moving the goalposts, but debating about the attire of the audience at the town hall is a deflection from the point about the composition of the audience.

I believe that we are now in agreement on the point that the composition of the audience was mostly Bernie supporters. Therefore, it should not come as a surprise that a roomful of his supporters were in agreement with Bernie about M4A. It wasn't a room full of Republicans and independents that were miraculously converted to democratic socialism.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #82)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 08:33 AM

83. Since you clarified that the information you posted earlier about the town hall was obviously

 

wrong we are done with this.
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Response to Name removed (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 04:15 PM

32. Yeah, they love him.

 



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Response to Name removed (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:19 PM

17. Really? Is this one debate going to make Fox credible?

 

Doesn't everyone know it doesn't even have 'news' status? That it is a registered 'entertainment' channel? I could guess that the new viewers might be fooled, but we all know that cable news viewers are only getting older or deader.
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Response to floppyboo (Reply #17)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:46 PM

24. With Sanders supporters, apparently so.

 

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:30 PM

6. They can debate all they want on FOX

 

and it will remain a blocked channel in our household. Don't complain later when negative ads are run with the freely given sliced and diced footage they reap from this. We weaken ourselves.
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Response to Skidmore (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:36 PM

8. Lol. As if they won't slice and dice footage without these town halls.

 

At least we get mostly unfiltered free advertisement on their network.
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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:55 PM

14. Why give them more ammunition?

 

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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:54 PM

13. It's one thing for our nominee to woo the "fully ONE THIRD of the electorate" after July 2020....

 

....but none of the approximately 20 candidates today are our nominee. They should all be addressing Democratic voters who will be responsible for choosing who the nominee will be.
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Response to George II (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:35 PM

23. Most Democrats already know who they'll vote for

 

So do Republicans, which is why getting them to hear a positive message from us is important.
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Response to Name removed (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:41 PM

55. Fox news watchers wont vote for a democrat.

 

They are completely and utterly brainwashed. It's better to focus on the third of Americans who dont vote at all.
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Response to Skidmore (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:46 PM

11. Exactly. And the clips of running down the Democratic

 

party will especially be trumped up. Except other Democrats probably wonít malign Democrats, which is a stupid thing to do on Fox News.
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Response to R B Garr (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:48 PM

12. This. nt

 

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Response to R B Garr (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:24 PM

18. which didn't happen on Fox. Sanders constantly represented his views as Democratic.

 

'other Democrats probably wonít malign Democrats, which is a stupid thing to do on Fox News.'

well ya. doh. and shouldn't be doing it only any platform, including here.
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Response to floppyboo (Reply #18)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:28 PM

19. It's pretty well-known what Sanders has to say about Democrats.

 

Been listening to it for years. Of course Fox will amplify comments that malign Democrats. Thatís what they do. As you said, ďdohĒ.
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Response to R B Garr (Reply #19)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 04:03 PM

27. "It's pretty well known what Sanders has said about Corporate Dems."

 

most Dem voters don't align with Corporate Dems. Doh
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Response to bahrbearian (Reply #27)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 05:08 PM

37. LOL corporate Dems, yet another smear along

 

with the others. Thanks for the reminder.

Thatís funny you claim to speak for most Democrats. I would say most donít identify with the lame labels.
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Response to floppyboo (Reply #18)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:33 PM

22. He does it all the time.

 

It's one of his big talking points about being an "Independent" rather than a member of the party coat tails he rides. He's a Democrat, he just wants to be able to distance himself from the party platform.
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Response to Instant Liberal (Reply #22)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 04:04 PM

28. Is voting for the Iraq war part of the party Platform Now?

 

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Response to bahrbearian (Reply #28)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 05:10 PM

38. There never would have been an Iraq war except for

 

the phony purity tests on Gore from the Nader types.
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Response to R B Garr (Reply #38)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 05:21 PM

39. So no Democrats voted for IWR, interesting it was all the Repugs fault?

 

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Response to bahrbearian (Reply #39)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 05:57 PM

40. LMAO, yes, the Iraq war was started by a Republican!

 

Your phrasing seemed so disbelieving about that ďit was all the Repugs faultĒ. Yes, Bush / Cheney are Republicans , Gore a Democrat. It never would have happened under Gore.
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Response to R B Garr (Reply #40)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:12 PM

41. But it did happen and these Dems voted for it...

 

Sens. Baucus (D-MT), Bayh (D-IN), Biden (D-DE), Breaux (D-LA), Cantwell (D-WA), Carnahan (D-MO), Carper (D-DE), Cleland (D-GA), Clinton (D-NY), Daschle (D-SD), Dodd (D-CT), Dorgan (D-ND), Edwards (D-NC), Feinstein (D-CA), Harkin (D-IA), Hollings (D-SC), Johnson (D-SD), Kerry (D-MA), Kohl (D-WI), Landrieu (D-LA), Lieberman (D-CT), Lincoln (D-AR), Miller (D-GA), Nelson (D-FL), Nelson (D-NE), Reid (D-NV), Rockefeller (D-WV), Schumer (D-NY), and Torricelli (D-NJ).

I guess without Gore these Dems were looking for new leadership.
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Response to bahrbearian (Reply #41)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 08:08 AM

77. The Nader voters were responsible for the Iraq war. There would

 

have been no Iraq war without the purity tests against Gore. You are trying these purity tests again. Itís surprising you would blame Democrats for what Bush/Cheney did, but maybe itís not surprising, actually...
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Response to Skidmore (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:44 PM

57. It's not like

 

Bernie was paid by Fox to give a speech about a Republican candidate days before an election.....and he called the candidate a great guy.

I mean, what kind of Democrat would do that hmmm?
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Response to Lazy Daisy (Reply #57)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 12:11 AM

71. Will Benton Harbor be Joe Bidens waterloo. nt

 

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:37 PM

9. That's Bernie being a leader again.

 

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:29 PM

20. I wish they would

 

Probably the only way Trump supporters will hear what they have to say without a Hannity filter.
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:30 PM

21. Good.

 

We MUST pick up their viewership.
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Response to elleng (Reply #21)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 12:19 AM

72. If you have a good message don't pass up an opportunity to broadcast it.

 

And Bernie proved he's quite capable of defending it.
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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 03:55 PM

25. Glad he could boost their ratings...

 

and help them sell advertising spots to fund Hannity, Carlson and Ingraham.



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Response to SidDithers (Reply #25)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:40 PM

43. Yeah...I can't imagine Democrats would do this.

 

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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 10:59 PM

65. "Glad he could boost their ratings"

 

I hope so - if more people watch due to Bernie, that can't be bad.
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 04:06 PM

29. frankly i dont give a rats behind if they go on faux news...

 

...just dont expect me to watch
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Response to samnsara (Reply #29)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:01 PM

66. Probably no one on DU is the target audience for Fox

 

but there are plenty of voters who are, and it can only do good for Bernie to be on it, to make his pitch first hand.
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Response to bernie59 (Reply #66)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 08:19 AM

78. Why were so many of his supporters in the audience, then? (nt)

 

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 04:32 PM

34. Bernie leads the way

 

Like usual.
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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #34)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 05:03 PM

36. Again! And effectively!!!

 

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #34)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:27 PM

61. Abso-fuckin-lutely!! Bernie is a born leader and a true original!!

 


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #61)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:41 PM

62. Yep...leadership

 

Bernie has it. Has had it for decades!
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:37 PM

42. Right let's give Fox ratings. Seriously bad idea.

 

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #42)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:02 PM

67. A boost in Fox ratings to see Bernie?

 

I don't see a problem with it
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:41 PM

44. Frankly, I think some candidates don't go on Fox due to fear

 

Bernie and the advantages of a campaign based on deep convictions, and years of experience in debating. With that, there is no fear.
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:36 PM

52. if they are invited, every dem nominee should go on fox

 

for a chance to be heard by semi-lunatics. With the goal to plant a seed of reason in a few watchers that can be turned around. Even on DU, we have many members whose close relatives are faux news addicts, they donít hate them. The trick is to not talk shit about trump on fox news if you want any chance of reaching out at all.
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:22 PM

59. Pardon the attitude but screw Fox. We shouldn't t be helping their rating and they will cherry pick

 

and weaponize the footage .
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Response to CentralMass (Reply #59)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:52 PM

63. Did you watch the videos?

 

Sanders called out the hosts' gotcha questions and never fell into their line about any of the issues. He called out their lies and false premises and never let the young lady host interrupt his on-target answers. If the other Dems go on Fox and do as well as Bernie we have nothing to worry about. If they get trapped by the hosts' circular logic and false premises they'll suffer like you suggest.
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Response to rgbecker (Reply #63)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 10:11 PM

64. No. However to prove a point I just clicked on Fox News for the first time in 7 or 8 year.

 

The very first article is a hit piece on Bernie. Claiming he has no problem taking advantage of the Orange Anuses tax cut.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-bernie-sanders-joe-biden-democratic-primary
Trump predicts 'Crazy Bernie Sanders,' 'Sleepy Joe Biden' will be 2 Dem 'finalists' in 2020 race

Now i will purge my history and cookies and reinstate my personal ban of all things Fox. They are an insidious threat to the country .

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Response to rgbecker (Reply #63)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:05 PM

68. Yep, Bernie held his ground. He's a natural.

 

I do think that some candidates should probably not go on Fox - it is not the faint-hearted.
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Response to bernie59 (Reply #68)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:12 PM

69. I do think Elizabeth and Mayor Pete would do VERY well going on Faux News...

 

though, I will say Bernie set the bar VERY high with his outstanding performance on Fux the other night.


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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #69)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 07:11 AM

74. Yes they would do well. Both are very focused on their message and are not easily distracted.

 


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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 07:18 AM

75. because 🔩 our boycott of the Nazis!

 


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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 08:20 AM

79. Will their audience be full of their supporters, too? (nt)

 

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #79)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 08:24 AM

81. More likely

 

filled with Bernie supporters. Fox/GOP is trying to rig it.
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Response to itsrobert (Reply #81)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 08:44 AM

84. That would not surprise me. (nt)

 

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 08:23 AM

80. Don't do it.

 

We know what Fox is up to. They will fill the audience with Bernie supporters.
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