Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Hate-For-Profit’ Label Might Just Stick to Fox News

Elizabeth Warren's 'Hate-For-Profit' Label Might Just Stick to Fox News

  • The big noise out of the 2020 campaign on Tuesday was Senator Professor Warren’s declining an invitation to participate in a Fox News Town Hall.
  • The big news, as SPW explained on the electric Twitter machine, was why she did it.
  • 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…Hate-for-profit works only if there’s profit, so Fox News balances a mix of bigotry, racism, and outright lies with enough legit journalism to make the claim to advertisers that it’s a reputable news outlet.
  • It’s all about dragging in ad money-big ad money…But Fox News is struggling as more and more advertisers pull out of their hate-filled space.
  • A Democratic town hall gives the Fox News sales team a way to tell potential sponsors it’s safe to buy ads on Fox-no harm to their brand or reputation.
  • The elite media’s normalizing FNC as a legitimate news source was the dry run for normalizing the current president*.
  • Her contention that she’s declining to help the huge news and entertainment conglomerate behind the FNC make more money is consonant with the general theme of her campaign: taking power back from corporations that misbehave.