Bernie Sanders will complete a four-day tour of Trump Country on Monday, with a Town Hall on President's favorite network: Fox News.
It is an unexpected partnership between a self-described democratic socialist and a medium outlet, dedicating primetime to experts acting against a supposed "steal" of socialism.
The event will be held in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a state stocking that is won with less than 1
Sanders is the democrat's first presidential candidate to appear on the network for such an event. He says it's an opportunity to talk directly with Trump supporters in order to argue that the president is a "pathological liar" who has misled the working class. The booking is also important to Fox News, which had not hosted a democratic primary debate.
The Democrats have criticized the booking. Progressive groups are calling on presidential rivals to boycott the network, whose commentary commentary has led critics to compare it to unofficial "state television." Angelo Carusone, Media Matters
"Fox News has turned into something, especially last year which differs from a conservative branch and differentiates, "said Angelo Carusone, president of Media Matters for America, a liberal watchdog. "It's functionally the same as political propaganda, and the progression does not just hurt well."
Carusone distinguishes between short appearances in newscasts and the performance of events such as town halls and debates that have to negotiate.
Rejecting A partnership with Fox News could force him to "change his behavior," he said. Media Matters has urged advertisers to drop Fox shows when hosts make offensive or controversial statements.
Last month, Media Matters released footage of controversial statements by Fox News host Tucker Carlson on talk radio. At the same time, Fox was forced to distance himself from the comments of presenter Jeanine Pirro, who was asked if congressman Ilhan Omar was hijabing "in opposition to the US Constitution." Some advertisers withdrew from the shows in question.
"Now is the moment of responsibility," said Carusone. "The Democrats really have to wonder if they really want to throw a lifeline at Fox News right now."
Marianne Gambelli, President of Fox Advertising Sales, said the network recently had "a very successful presentation in which our advertisers went" I feel extremely positive about our history and the value of our audience. "She said the network have expected "no change" in ad sales this year.