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White House hopeful and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Saturday blasted Fox News Channel personalities in a statement to supporters defending his decision to appear on the cable news network for a town hall.
“I strongly condemn the voices on Fox and the media that uncritically amplify hate and the divisive sort of politics that gave rise to the presidency. Their goal is spread fear and lies, not serve as honest brokers with the American people,” Buttigieg said in a statement shared to social media without naming any employees of the network.
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Buttigieg then spoke about the strategic nature of appearing on the Fox News Channel, warning that ignoring the network would amount to a lost opportunity to reach millions of conservatives.
“If we ignore the viewers of Fox News and every news platform that doesn’t share our worldview, we will surrender our ability to speak directly to millions of American voters,” he went on. “If we don’t show up, the conservative media will tell our side of the story for us.”
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Buttigieg will participate in the town hall on May 19th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST in Claremont, New Hampshire.
The mayor’s statement comes after fellow White House contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) declared that she turned down an invitation to appear on the Fox News Channel for...
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