Democrats on Fox News?? 📺

Jessica Hill / AP

Jessica Hill / AP

Buttigieg with the One-Two

On Sunday, Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg appeared on a town hall hosted by Fox News in New Hampshire. Buttigieg used the platform to call out Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham. Two other prominent Democratic candidates (Warren & Harris) have rejected an offer to appear on Fox News, but other candidates have not.

Democrats on Fox News Receiving Applause???

Buttigieg’s appearance received a positive response from the town hall audience, with repeated enthusiastic applause, followed by a standing ovation at the end. However, some in his own party did not share the same sentiment regarding his appearance at the event.


The Daily Caller: Mayor Pete Is Just As Crazy As The Rest Of The Democrats

Washington Examiner: Mayor Pete Buttigieg spends almost 50% of his time away from South Bend

The right builds a critical narrative surrounding Mayor Pete’s Fox News Town Hall appearance. They criticize the host for not asking serious follow-up questions and not pushing back when Buttigieg employed what they characterize as anti-free speech, left-wing talking points to “falsely smear” Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, and the Fox News network. The right also condemns Buttigieg for spending almost 50% of his time away from South Bend, IN since February.


New York Times: Fox News Welcomes Pete Buttigieg. Trump and ‘Fox & Friends’ Aren’t Pleased.

Newsweek: Pete Buttigieg Slams Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham on Fox News, Gets Standing Ovation at End of Town Hall 

The left has a positive spin on Mayor Pete’s appearance at the Fox News Town Hall. They hail the appearance as a win – bringing in solid rating and praise from liberals. The left also highlights Trump’s displeasure regarding Fox News’ decision to host the town hall followed by a rebuke of Trump’s tweet by a senior Fox News political analyst. Furthermore, the left emphasizes that Buttigieg received a standing ovation following his closing remarks.

Where's the common ground?

There is some common ground surrounding each side's coverage of Buttigieg’s Town Hall appearance. They highlight Trump’s displeasure regarding the appearance. In addition, both sides emphasize that Buttigieg criticized Fox News hosts, but present different opinions on the matter.

Buttigieg to the Dems shaming him



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