Beto O'Rourke Ain't Afraid of a Fox News Town Hall. Now He Just Needs the Network to Invite Him to Do One

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Beto O’Rourke: I’m not afraid to go on Fox News!

Beto O’Rourke said Monday that, unlike his Democratic rivals who have sworn off doing anything with Fox News because of the news network’s racist and xenophobic background, he’d “absolutely” do a Fox News town hall.

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“Absolutely,” O’Rourke said about going onto Trump’s private YouTube channel, The Hill reports. “This campaign is about going to where people are, and you see that physically in where I show up. But it also has to be in those channels or those social media streams where people get their news and their information. That also includes Fox.”

Once the darling of the Democratic members fighting for the presidential bid, O’Rourke has seen his stock fall faster than a stripper’s undergarments during Super Bowl weekend. Of course O’Rourke is willing to go on Fox News; he’s like Bell Biv Devoe without any hits; you can expect to see O’Rourke giving speeches at Atlantic City casinos and VFW posts.

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“O’Rourke has recently started going on national TV more as he seeks to regain his footing in the primary. He was at 5 percent nationally in the most recent POLITICO/Morning Consult poll,” The Hill reports.

The funniest part is that Fox News hasn’t invited him to a town hall but O’Rourke wants them to know that if they want him, he’s available. And O’Rourke’s comments come only a day after the new Beto O’Rourke, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, shut his Fox News town hall down by bringing the crowd to a standing ovation. Democratic darlings Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar have done events on the channel as well, The Hill notes.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, turned down a Fox News invitation recently, called the network a “hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists,” The Hill reports. The Democratic National Committee has refused to partner with Fox for Democratic primary debates.

It’s OK, though, because O’Rourke is already doing a CNN town hall Tuesday night but then after that, and just in case Fox is listening, he’s totally open and willing to come on your network as soon as he’s invited.

Senior Editor @ The Root, boxes outside my weight class, when they go low, you go lower.

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Rooo sez BISH PLZ

Especially stupid because unlike Mayor Pete, who seems only to be fluent in Norwegian, Beto is fluent in Spanish

This is a really bad idea for all the same reasons mostly black women (but also Elizabeth Warren and Jess McIntosh) talked about yesterday

“This campaign is about going to where people are

Then you do what Senator Warren did and you GO THERE TO THE STATE THE VOTERS ARE IN and DO THAT.

What you DON’T do is GO ON THE NETWORK THAT *LITERALLY* BRAINWASHES THE VOTERS YOU THINK YOU WANT WHO AREN’T GOING TO VOTE FOR YOU ANYWAY BECAUSE THEY’RE BRAINWASHED ... and also you don’t DIRECTLY FUND TERRORISM AND VIOLENCE AGAINST PEOPLE YOU NEED TO VOTE FOR YOU and WHOM YOU WANT TO BELIEVE YOU WHEN YOU SAY YOU ARE FOR THEM — unless despite your pretty baritone voice and curb appeal you have literally no idea how media revenue generation and advertising work.

You also should know how to do that already because it was what you did when you campaigned for Senate. You got national attention. You got a Beyonce endorsement. And you didn’t need to go on Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes’ racist propaganda network Fox “News”.

Former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine Banks called for an investigation into Ted Cruz’ ‘18 Senate campaign because he was using Cambridge Analytica, who is sanctioned here in the U.S. because of their previous activities, for his data firm. Beto would have had to join the investigation as his opponent in the race. But he never did it.

*crickets* are not a good look

#LookingLikeJustAnotherBran

Too white, and don’t know how to fight.