Bernie has shown the way out of the Echo Chamber

Senator and Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders attending a Fox News Sponsored Town Hall on April 15, 2019.

Congratulations to Senator Bernie Sanders for breaking out of the Echo Chamber and having a town hall on Fox News.

While Fox News has deplorable individuals among its commentator ranks like Jeanine Pirro, Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, and Tucker Carlson, it is important that Democrats and Progressives continue to reach out to most news outlets to convince all voters that it is their ideas that will steer the country forward in the right direction.

Some evidence of this showed last night when most of the attendees at the town hall expressed support for Senator Sanders version of Medicare for All. Overnight ratings showed a tremendous interest in the event with over two and a half million people watching on television. It has also apparently worried the 2016 Popular Vote Loser who tweeted some apprehension the morning after the event where Sanders called him (the KKK endorsed candidate) “a pathological liar” who even lies about where his father is born.

It is vital that the Democrats, in order to expand their numbers in the House and recapture the Senate and Presidency, continue to reach out to voters that they lost or decided to stay at home in 2016. Attending events on Fox News as well as CNN, MSNBC, and other mainstream media outlets provide an opportunity for all Democratic candidates to reach out beyond the choir in the echo chamber to those who thought Donald Trump would bring needed change and convince them that they (the Democrats) have the better vision, message, and strategy for the people and the country.

The Democratic Party, while recognizing that several commentators on Fox News are repulsive and hostile to what Progressives stand for, need to rethink their decision to boycott any Fox hosted candidate debates. The Party, Presidential Candidates, and Country will be better if they did.

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David Gordon
Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.