‘There are three big cable news networks out there, and Fox News has the largest audience out of all three…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) House Democrats have pushed their colleagues to make regular appearances on Fox News to gain publicity, despite the Democratic National Committee’s blacklisting of the right-leaning network.
Instead, Democratic leaders opted for liberal networks like MSNBC and CNN.
The Democratic Policy and Communications Committee is hosting a training session this week for House Democrats who appear on Fox News. The session, titled “Winning on Fox News: Best Practices,” is part of an ongoing effort to expand their coverage.
“It’s a missed opportunity for House Democrats not to communicate directly to Fox News viewers how we are pushing and fighting to lower the cost of their prescription drugs, improve their roads and bridges, raise their wages and clean up the corruption you’re seeing every day at the highest levels of government, even if those viewers disagree with us,” Michael LaRosa, communications director for the DPCC, told The Hill.
“There are three big cable news networks out there, and Fox News has the largest audience out of all three. It would be a mistake for House Democrats to write it off,” LaRosa continued.
Fox News consistently has the top ratings in the country, and several other Democratic presidential candidates have followed in Sanders’s footsteps to take advantage of its audience.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., will participate in a town hall on the network on May 8. Three other 2020 candidates—South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Reps. Tim Ryan and Eric Swalwell—have also contacted Fox.