Fox News is not usually the destination of choice for Democratic candidates seeking to spread their message, but Bernie Sanders has agreed to participate in an hour-long town hall hosted by the network here on Monday.
Anchor Bret Baier announced Thursday that the presidential hopeful would appear with him and said that Hillary Clinton had also been invited but declined because of “a scheduling conflict.”
I have to say that I can understand why Bernie sees this as a good opportunity.
After all he gets an audience all to himself, that would very likely NEVER listen to anything positive that he had to say.
But I still feel that it's wrong.
First off the chances of even a handful of Fox News viewers casting their vote for a Democratic socialist in the general election is negligible.
But secondly, and more importantly, this is a cable news outlet who has been attacking the liberals, the Democrats, and especially the Clintons since the minute they came on the air.
They made their bones reporting on the Monica Lewinsky scandal, helped to steal the 2000 election away from Al Gore, and have attacked President Obama non-stop since even before his inauguration.
Fox News is not inviting Bernie Sanders on because they are "fair and balanced," and want to host candidates from both sides of the aisle, they are inviting him on because he is a threat to Hillary Clinton and that makes him their ally.
And any ally of Fox News.......
Update: Courtesy of Mediaite:
And now tonight, Fox News has confirmed that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be joining her Democratic rival in the Detroit event, just one night after the two square off in a CNN debate from Flint, Michigan.
(Still think it's a bad idea for her to give Fox News any credibility though.)