Kilmeade Rips Buttigieg for Going After Fox Hosts Without Appearing on Their Shows: ‘Absolutely No Courage’

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Brian Kilmeade slammed Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg for his criticism of Fox News opinion hosts.

Kilmeade, a host on “Fox & Friends,” responded to Buttigieg’s criticism on Monday by going after Buttigieg, claiming that the candidate shouldn’t be so quick to criticize shows he has never appeared on.

“Don’t hop on our channel and continue to put down the other hosts on the channel, or the channel,” Kilmeade said. “If you feel that negative about it, don’t come. Because for him to go out there and take shots at our primetime lineup without going on our primetime lineup shows, to me, absolutely no courage.”

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Buttigieg, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) have all spoken out about the importance of reaching out to those with different opinions.

During the town hall on Sunday, Buttigieg explained why he chose to attend a Fox News town hall, while also defending other candidates’ decisions not to, as IJR Blue reported.

“I mean, when you’ve got Tucker Carlson saying that immigrants make America dirty. When you’ve got Laura Ingraham comparing detention centers with children in cages to summer camps [..] Summer camps. Then there is a reason why anybody has to swallow hard and think twice before participating in this media ecosystem.”

However, the presidential candidate admitted that Democrats “can’t blame” Fox viewers if “they are ignoring our message because they will never hear it if we don’t go on and talk about it.”

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“Even though some of those hosts are not there in good faith, I think a lot of people tune into this network who do it in good faith,” Buttigieg said.

As IJR Red previously reported, the DNC announced in March that Fox News would not be allowed to host any Democratic primary debates. However, some Democratic candidates have attended town hall events hosted by the network in an attempt to reach their audience.

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Calvin Anderson
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Calvin Anderson

Buttigieg has both the guts and demeanor to call out excesses in an adult manner. He went into the lion’s den of Fox News and received a standing ovation at the end of the program. Buttigieg is the youngest of candidates but is the ‘adult in the room’ of political discourse. Mr. President – take a lesson.

Victoria
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Victoria

Chris should have made it abundantly clear that the WANNA BE PRESIDENT, was invited to present his platform and answer questions, not bash ANY MEMBERS OF FOX NETWORK…Chris was afforded the perfect opportunity, when Pete said he would refrain from making negative comments about other demo running mates. Chris had no problem during the 2016 debates to counter statements made by candidates, including Trump. Friends, I believe what we have here is a DONKEY IN DEGUISE..(ie Chris Wallace)…In another direction, regarding the migrant children.. The cages WERE , IF NOT DESIGNED BY, were initiated by Hussein….Laura Ingraham recently spent time… Read more »

Mary-jane
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Mary-jane

Agreed 100%.

Ron Ellsworth
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Kilmeade – THE true Moron.

Sandra Lueder
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Sandra Lueder

How so? He is right about Buttegieg.

Ron Ellsworth
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Kilmeade – THE true imbecile

Sherri
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So what Buttigieg did was prove he watches none of those he demeaned. Typical. Tucker NEVER said that and Buttigieg, like all screaming “kids in cages” forget where those photos came from. I’m so sick of liars!

Ron Ellsworth
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me too

Mary-jane
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Mary-jane

Then you shouldn’t lie…

Phyllis Softa
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Are you simply ignoring the comments of Tucker and Laura or are you attempting to deflect? It would not be an effective deflection since the photo you speak isn’t the only one that the entire country has seen of the cages. Or did you “forget” that? Are you attempting to sell the idea that Laura was defending the Obama administration housing “unaccompanied minors” detention? Hard sell. Laura wanted to impeach Obama for denuclearizing Iran. Unaccompanied minors would be considered the SAME as “separation of families” only in the minds those in deep denial of facts.

Sherri
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Where were all you people when this happened under Obama? Hypocrites! We need to put a complete stop to all this nonsense. We don’t just waltz into other countries. America is not owned by the world. BTW – did any of you see the recent report that 1/3rd of children being brought in by illegals aren’t the children of said illegal? That’s called human trafficking. This BS is putting children at more risk. Leftists do not care about kids. They care about hating Trump. Blind eye to prior admins (both sides of the isle) but since Clinton lost leftists have… Read more »

Phyllis Softa
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I will take your response as a “yes” to deflection attempt. Are you aware of the US immigration law pertaining to asylum seekers? Are you under the impression that the US asylum laws have been changed? On what law are you basing your assertion that asylum seekers entering at legal ports of entry are “illegals”? The children of the asylum seekers that you speak would not be considered “separation of FAMILIES” No? If 1/3 are not family members, are you still okay with the Trump administration NOT have a plan to reunite 2/3rd’s of the children? “Unaccompanied minors” would be… Read more »

Sherri
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Don’t assume my response as a yes because you are flat out wrong. These are not asylum seekers. Do you pay attn to anything besides the leftie narrative? These people have been interviewed while caravanning and they admit it. They admit they are told what to say. Eventually, they admit they have been lied to by the organizers advertising in their countries (yes, it’s happening – quit just looking at lying MSM). As for “reunite”. If you break a law and have kids you get arrested. You are separated from your kids when you are arrested. I have no problem… Read more »

Phyllis Softa
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Sherri, you appear satisfied with the news outlet you select. Keep in mind that they are the same outlet that told you Obama’s economic #’s and BC were phony. Told you the stock market was not an indicator of success, it was the Labor Participation Rate that was important. Heard anything about the LPR lately? Heard any discussion of the all important National Debt? Told you “Stimulus Doesn’t Work”– Apparently that was only for economic meltdowns—When they claimed it was the BEST economy ever, the R’s passed a tax cut stimulus that your news outlet appeared to forget that they… Read more »

Sherri
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You keep making very poor assumptions – no surprise. You seem unable to stay on topic – no surprise. It’s what the left does. You don’t know where I get my news. Further, this is an article on and discussion about illegal aliens disrespecting our laws. This is about Buttigieg lying about what others have said. It’s that simple. Stay on topic.

Phyllis Softa
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If you review YOUR comment to which I was responding, YOU are the one who directed ME to “quit just looking at the lying MSM” Pointing out the flaw in your logic suddenly gives YOU the authority to tell me :Stay on topic.”?? Upon what are you basing your assertion that Laura did NOT call the detention centers “summer camp”?

Sherri
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Stay on topic! Refer to said topic so that you can stay on it. There is no flaw in the logic of staying on topic but I don’t expect any leftie to understand such. I am me. I am me telling you to stay on topic, something you are have quite a hard time doing, you poor thing. Bless your heart. I could point you to vid of Candace Owens visiting a “summer camp” but I’m staying on topic. Either stay on topic or continue reading me telling you to stay on topic.

Rick Johnson
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Rick Johnson

Brian, as a conservative, I like watching Fox News except when Tucker Carlson or Laura Ingram or Sean Hannity have someone on with whom they disagree. Those three talk over and interrupt any guest with whom they disagree instead of letting the guest speak, then respond with a good solid argument that exposes the fallacies of what the guest has said. My sense is that they are unable to come up with any intelligent response, so they just interrupt and talk over the guest. It’s very rude, and I have to turn it off when that happens.

Doris
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Doris

This guy just got my support. He has all the courage in the world to run but to appear in the lions den of fox. These fox folks should be held to account for their own UGLY VIEWS, and if they don’t want to be called out for them they shouldn’t say them, which is what should have happened. They never should have been said to begin with. I now live Pete.

Mary-jane
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Mary-jane

It sounds like you have never liked or even watched FOX NEWS. Maybe CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, and CBS should be held accountable for their UGLY VIEWS of the last 2 1/2 years. The only thing that CNN and the rest of your tribe does is whine, cry, lie, and have temper tantrums because Hillary LOST the election. You people are nothing but sheep.

Phyllis Softa
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Can you cite some examples from the networks you mentioned that you wish the networks to be accountable? If CNN was so PRO-Hillary, WHY did CNN have wall-to-wall FREE coverage of every Trump campaign event? Were you of the impression ANY of the networks carried beginning to end coverage of ANY of Hillary’s campaign rallies AFTER her kickoff June 15, 2015??

Phyllis Softa
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I share your understanding of the word courage. For the last 4 years it has been redefined by a segment of the population to mean saying bigoted or racist views.

Otis
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Typical Dumbocratic behavior.

Doris
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Doris

Actually fox commentators deserve to hear the disgusting trash that comes out of their mouths confronted every place, everywhere, every time.

Phyllis Softa
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FOX News and Trump have many things in common. NOT taking responsibility for the consequences of their actions is just one.

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