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Town Hall Rejection 😱


Warren says 'no thanks'

On Tuesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren declined an invitation to attend Fox News’ Presidential Town Hall, characterizing the network as a “hate-for-profit racket.” Fox News has already held similar town halls with Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar, as well as planning upcoming ones with many of Warren’s Democratic opponents.

Republican reaction

Warren’s decision has caused backlash from her critics who question whether her campaign is truly meant for all Americans, Fox News being the country’s most widely consumed news outlet.


The left highlights Warren’s alternative answer to Fox News’ request, stating that she welcomes the network to attend her events and question her there. They emphasize her intentions as not wanting to support Fox as a network rather than an attempt to dodge political scrutiny from the right.


The right interprets Warren’s refusal to participate in the Fox town hall as an insult to viewers of the network, proving that her campaign does not embrace all Americans. They also assert a lack of evidence in Warren’s statements against the network, characterizing them as hollow insults meant to separate the candidate from a potential right-leaning audience.


Where’s the common ground?

While right and left interpret Warren’s accusations of Fox News differently, both sides of the media can at least agree that a good political campaign should encompass the needs of all Americans.

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Biden’s “Middle Ground” Sparks Conflict 🌳


Climate policy controversy

Late last week, sources close to Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden revealed that he was considering a “middle-ground” approach to climate and environmental policy. Biden’s campaign declined to comment on policy specifics, but a campaign spokesman did state that Biden does consider climate change “an existential threat.”

Progressive pushback

This purported stance on climate change is being attacked by more progressive Democrats such as Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), both of whom have been pushing for the passage of a Green New Deal in Congress.


The left is choosing to take a more introspective and critical view, which is a logical approach to a candidate whose views on climate policy are allegedly more moderate than more progressive voices. This choice fits into the popular narrative that Biden’s age and moderate views might not be what the Democrats should be searching for in a 2020 nominee.

The right is focusing primarily on Biden’s defense of his purported policy ideas to his critics; Fox News also reported on his ‘calm down” remarks. However, they are also framing the situation as a battle between candidates in a seemingly ever-growing Democratic candidate field, which fits their narrative of Democrats’ desperation to find a suitable opponent to challenge Trump in 2020.
Where’s the common ground?

Both the left and the right are reporting on similar events, even if they are choosing to highlight different aspects of them. The left is focusing more on Biden’s suitability as a candidate, while the right is choosing to look more at Biden’s remarks in defense of his allegedly moderate position on climate policy.

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