During an hour-long town hall on Fox News on Monday evening, network host Bret Baier lightly scolded Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) for criticizing Fox, since the network was giving him “an hour of substance and talk on our airwaves.”
In the first few minutes of the interview, Sanders jabbed the network for nothing having “a great deal of respect in my world” and criticized the media in general for focusing more on personalities than policy.
“We’re very grateful that you’re here,” Baier said. “We are giving you an hour of substance and talk on our airwaves. So we can get over the Fox thing. If you’re alright with that?”
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Sanders is the first Democratic presidential candidate to participate in a town hall hosted by the network so far in 2020. The Democratic Party effectively broke ties with Fox after it announced it wouldn’t partner with the network to host any of its Democratic primary debates.