Samantha Bee slams 2020 Democrats who go on Fox News

Comedian Samantha Bee slammed Democrats who appear on Fox News town halls, saying that they legitimize the conservative-friendly network. 

"You do not have to go on Fox News," she said during an episode of her "Full Frontal" show that aired late Wednesday. "Look, it's great to talk to as many voters as possible, but where you talk to them matters."

"Why would you appear on a channel that talks about you like this?" she asked before playing clips of various Fox News contributors calling Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenKrystal Ball: Elites have chosen Warren as The One; Lauren Claffey: Is AOC wrong about the Electoral College? Poll shows Biden, Warren tied with Trump in Arizona McConnell rejects Democrats' 'radical movement' to abolish filibuster MORE (D-Mass.) "Pocahontas," referring to South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegPoll shows Biden, Warren tied with Trump in Arizona ABC unveils moderators for third Democratic debate National poll finds tight race between Biden, Sanders and Warren MORE as a "young buckaroo with flamboyant ideas" and saying that Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisPoll shows Biden, Warren tied with Trump in Arizona Rising Warren faces uphill climb with black voters Inslee drops out of 2020 presidential race MORE (D-Calif.) was "not hip-hop."


Bee also referenced an error in which the network displayed Harris's picture when talking about a shooting suspect. 

"If you play along with Fox, you don't look principled or bipartisan, you just look stupid," she said.

"Nobody is impressed by how Charlie Brown reaches across the aisle to Lucy's football," she added, referencing the "Peanuts" cartoons. 

"When you go on Fox News, no matter how lit your town hall game is that night, you are legitimizing them. You wouldn't go on North Korea state television, right?"  she asked. 

Democratic presidential hopefuls Harris and Warren have notably rejected offers for Fox News town halls, but a number of others, including Buttigieg, Sens. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders2020 candidates have the chance to embrace smarter education policies Bernie Sanders Adviser talks criminal justice reform proposal, 'Medicare for All' plan Poll shows Biden, Warren tied with Trump in Arizona MORE (I-Vt.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharOvernight Defense: Two US service members killed in Afghanistan | Trump calls on other nations to take up fight against ISIS | Pentagon scraps billion-dollar missile defense program ABC unveils moderators for third Democratic debate Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill MORE (D-Minn.), have agreed to appear on the network.