Many on the Left are attempting to defend John Fetterman from “ableist bullies” on the Right who are simply pointing out how the Pennsylvania Democrat performed at last night’s debate, but they’re obviously having trouble convincing voters that what they witnessed isn’t a big issue:
The PA Senate debate last night moved markets. pic.twitter.com/dGOHZHCQhV
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) October 26, 2022
PA Senate Betting Trends by @PredictIt
(D) Fetterman — 75c
(R) Mehmet Oz — 26c
Before Tonight’s Debate:
(R) Mehmet Oz — 53c
(D) Fetterman — 48c
AFTER The Debate:
(R) Mehmet Oz — 𝟔𝟑𝐜
(D) Fetterman — 38c
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) October 26, 2022
However, the Fetterman campaign can count on a sizable chunk of the national media to help out as much as possible. CBS Mornings was spotted doing exactly that:
Watch how CBS News clipped and framed this. https://t.co/8nZkpDUiLp
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) October 26, 2022
The editing on this by CBS is something to beholdhttps://t.co/T0paBevae8
— Perellis Maine (@twelvenot12) October 26, 2022
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) October 26, 2022
But even CBS couldn’t totally ignore Fetterman’s answer about fracking, but it was glossed over nicely:
During the first and only debate between Pennsylvania Senate candidates Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Mehmet Oz, the pair shared fiery exchanges on abortion rights, the economy and character.@costareports breaks down why it was “reflective of the state of politics.” pic.twitter.com/vhHtzpDPUA
— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) October 26, 2022
Now imagine CBS Mornings’ coverage if a Republican had a debate performance like Fetterman.
Even reliable Democrat D.C. political reporters are saying “Fetterman failed to meet even the low expectations his own campaign set for him Monday,” but here’s CBS pretending everything is fine. https://t.co/t7OBrKJxx1
— Christopher Bedford (@CBedfordDC) October 26, 2022
Just more “journalists” doing their jobs as they see them.
Watch the full question, and then watch the full answer.
It feels politically and medically unethical to have Fetterman run for office right now. If the media can’t cover this very serious issue after the debate, they are truly hopeless. pic.twitter.com/9ByAZiipA7
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) October 26, 2022
Wow, the media trying to carry Fetterman over the finish line https://t.co/TPYDGx6LC1
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) October 26, 2022
Don’t pull any muscles, MSM!
In case you didn’t know Media bias is a real thing.
— JustJeff (@JeffCO66) October 26, 2022
The debate was “fiery” according to CBS News. Where have we heard that before?
Really 🤡s? Fiery?
— Alaskatriguy (@alaskatriguy) October 26, 2022
— Peter (@Outremer80) October 26, 2022