Mainstream media rallies together to decry President Trump whenever he uses terms like “fake news” to describe one of their outlets or calls them out for lying to the American public, but these outlets are mum when Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren does the same.
Warren took aim at Fox News in an online rant where she describes the network as a “hate-for-profit…racket.” She goes on to say the network “profits from racism and hate.”
As Breitbart reports, Warren posted a video to her Instagram where she showed Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Judge Jeanine Pirro, and Laura Ingraham.
On Twitter, Warren kept up her tirade and said she turned down an invitation to debate on their network because it “gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists.”
Here’s more from Politico:
The move is the latest instance of Warren staking out a position to the left of her rivals and pushing them to defend either a more moderate position or to follow her. In recent months, she has gone to the left of all or most of her rivals on impeaching Trump, forgiving student debt, breaking up big tech companies like Facebook and Amazon, and abolishing the Senate filibuster.
Other Democrats, including Sanders, have defended appearing on Fox.
“To me, it is important to distinguish ‘Fox News’ from the many millions of people who watch Fox News,” Sanders said recently. “I think it is important to talk to Trump supporters and explain to them to what degree he has betrayed the working class of this country and lied during his campaign.”
Warren has something of an ally in Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez. He refused to partner with the network for DNC-sanctioned primary debates, saying he did not believe Fox should be entrusted “to host a fair and neutral debate for our candidates.”
As some people on Twitter pointed out, mainstream media is sitting this one out and is not criticizing Warren the same way they would be if Trump said the same words: