Most of the big news outlets have “media reporters” now who report on what other outlets are doing, such as Brian Stelter’s continual updates on Fox News. The Associated Press says David Bauder is a national media writer, and he authored a piece for the AP Wednesday reporting that an NBC News reporter’s interview with Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman “drew criticism.”
As you certainly know, the reporter’s crime was saying that the interview was conducted via closed captioning because Fetterman was having auditory problems and thus had trouble understanding the questions when they were asked allowed. Democrats have gone nuts Wednesday, accusing the reporter of “ableism” and asking how Republican Gov. Greg Abbott can govern Texas from a wheelchair.
— John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) October 12, 2022
“This is just nonsense,” business reporter and podcaster Kara Swisher, who had a stroke herself in 2011, said on Twitter. “Maybe this reporter is just bad at small talk.”
Swisher recently conducted an interview with Fetterman for her podcast and said, “I was really quite impressed with how well he’s doing. Everyone can judge for themselves.” Swisher has called attacks on Fetterman because of his health “appalling.”
A New York magazine reporter, Rebecca Traister, who interviewed the candidate for a cover story titled “The Vulnerability of John Fetterman,” tweeted that his “comprehension is not at all impaired. He understands everything. It’s just that he reads it and responds in real time … It’s a hearing/auditory challenge.”
Lefty journos are upset, film at 11.
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) October 12, 2022
NBC accidentally did journalism, so here comes AP to clean things up for Democrats —> “NBC reporter’s interview with Fetterman draws criticism | AP News” https://t.co/XheMMA1YP2
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) October 12, 2022
When did the Associated Press start doing the thing where you write up people’s tweets criticizing something? https://t.co/xmCoXsqjEv
— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) October 12, 2022
AP hed: “NBC reporter’s interview with Fetterman draws criticism”
Lede: “An NBC News correspondent who interviewed Penn. Senate candidate John Fetterman said Wednesday that her reporting should not be seen as commentary on his fitness for office after he suffered a stroke.” pic.twitter.com/mDYHlunNOl
— Adam Jentleson (@AJentleson) October 12, 2022
Reporter interviews stroke victim who was having cognitive issues during the interview…& the reporter draws criticism. Wow! If this were a Repub candidate guarantee there would questions about fitness 4 office. This is a puff piece with no objectivity! 😡 https://t.co/FxP0rwdZyV
— Kevin, the black MAGA laga (@BlankslateP) October 12, 2022
Can you imagine drawing ‘criticism’, just for a reporter asking valid questions about a major Senate candidate’s health and fitness for the job? https://t.co/p6mRvTLBEf
— Cam Erickson (@cameronerickson) October 12, 2022
This is a rare moment where leftists are pouncing… but they’re the media pouncing in defense of their candidate.https://t.co/3BsvN2z2MA
— Passably Affable (@tbrusletten) October 12, 2022
Democrats pounce! On another Democrat!
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Apparently John Fetterman has released his medical records (but only to CNN analyst Kirsten Powers) https://t.co/nO1nQ68SSo
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 12, 2022