Apr 23, 2019

Fox News to host town hall with Pete Buttigieg in May

South Bend, Ind. Mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and 2020 presidential candidate, will attend a town hall hosted by Fox News on May 19, the third Democratic contender to appear on the network that has a majority of conservative viewers, The Daily Beast reports.

Backdrop: The DNC has banned Fox News from hosting any upcoming presidential debates. The organization told Axios last week it still believes the network is ill-equipped to be objective toward Democratic candidates when up against President Trump.

Go deeper: Fox News still trying for Democratic debate in 2020 presidential election primaries

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Bernie's historic Jewish fight

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Sen. Bernie Sanders would be the first Jewish nominee of a major American political party — but that history-making possibility is being overshadowed by his conflicts with America's Jewish leaders and Israel's leadership.

The big picture: That's partly because we're all focusing on the implications of Democrats nominating a self-described democratic socialist. It's also because a candidate's religion no longer seems to matter as much to voters or the media, making the potential milestone of a Jewish nominee more of a non-event.

Coronavirus "infodemic" threatens world's health institutions

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak is being matched, or even outrun, by the spread on social media of both unintentional misinformation about it and vociferous campaigns of malicious disinformation, experts tell Axios.

Why it matters: The tide of bad information is undermining trust in governments, global health organizations, nonprofits and scientists — the very institutions that many believe are needed to organize a global response to what may be turning into a pandemic.

America's addiction treatment misses the mark

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Addiction treatment in the U.S. is critically necessary yet deeply flawed.

The big picture: Drug overdoses kill tens of thousands of Americans a year, but treatment is often inaccessible. The industry is also riddled with subpar care and, in some cases, fraud.

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