Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) defended the Democratic Nationwide Committee’s strategy to block Fox News from hosting or televising any of its party’s primary arguments ahead of the 2020 election, suggesting the outlet was little more than President Donald Trump’s mouthpiece.
“This is eventually a decision for the party to make, but I do comprehend that when more and more keeps coming out about how Fox News was just operating as an arm of the Trump campaign and then the Trump administration, kid, that doesn’t much appearance like we really have a free and independent press,” Warren, who introduced her project last month, told MSNBC on Friday. “It just looks like a propaganda maker.”
On Wednesday, the DNC announced its decision immediately following the publication of a New Yorker exposé exposing Fox News’ ties to Trump and his White Home. The bombshells included the network’s choice to kill a scoop about the president’s declared affair with porn star Stormy Daniels, and National Economic Council director Gary Cohn’s effort at Trump’s behest to quash the AT&T-Time Warner merger to penalize CNN.
After seeing the story, DNC chair Tom Perez said Fox News was “not in a position to host a fair and neutral argument for our prospects.”
Warren called the merger meddling “about as incorrect as it gets,” speculating that “a very major investigation” is on the way.
While the senator stated she understood the DNC’s decision, she noted that as a prospect, there’s value in reaching all audiences.
I want to be able to get out and talk to everybody,” she stated. “I want to be in everyone’s living space.”