The ladies of ABC’s “The View” criticized Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday for refusing to appear on Fox News, calling the move “short-sighted.”
Warren announced Tuesday that she had refused an invitation to appear on Fox News, calling the network a “hate-for-profit racket.”
Fox News is a hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists—it’s designed to turn us against each other, risking life and death consequences, to provide cover for the corruption that’s rotting our government and hollowing out our middle class.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) May 14, 2019
Warren explained that she wouldn’t ask Democrats to tune in and support ad sales for the network — and immediately sent out an email to her own supporters, fundraising off her decision to deny Fox News the chance to have her appear. (RELATED: Warren Sides With DNC On Fox News While Rebuking House Dems’ Strategy)
Sunny Hostin took the first swing, arguing that Warren’s choice was at best “dismissive” of a large segment of the population.
“It may be a minority opinion, but I just — I think that it’s being very dismissive of so many Americans for her not to go on Fox News,” Hostin began. “Fox News is a top — is the top basic cable network in April … There are a lot of real journalists there like Chris Wallace and Shep Smith. And I think if you want to be the president of the United States for everyone, then you need to speak to everyone.”
Joy Behar then cut in, pointing out the fact that President Donald Trump rarely appears on any network other than Fox News — although she did note that he routinely took direct questions from reporters at numerous outlets from the White House lawn.
“It’s short-sighted on her part,” Meghan McCain added, arguing that Warren’s move was political and intended to rally her base — but that it may not pay off in the long run. “If you can change one mind in a Republican household, that to me would be worth it.”
Whoopi Goldberg wrapped the segment by adding, “If you can’t face the Fox audience, you can’t face the U.S. It’s that simple.”