Viewers of progressive cable news network MSNBC lashed out furiously at longtime anchor Andrea Mitchell after she recognized that a Democratic Pennsylvania Senate candidate performed badly at a debate.
Mitchell addressed the contentious debate between Republican candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz and John Fetterman for one of Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate seats on Tuesday.
Fetterman had many embarrassing moments at the debate, owing to his continuing recovery from a stroke, but many Democrats were incensed that Mitchell would even address the issue. Some even defended Fetterman by mocking 75-year-old Mitchell for stumbling over her words at times.
“Andrea Mitchell has an agenda. She degraded John Fetterman when talking about last nights debate. All about his stroke. What’s her excuse? She can’t find words when trying to form a sentence,” read one popular tweet.
“Andrea Mitchell should be the last person beating the dead horse about Fetterman’s speech problems. She can barely complete a sentence without pauses. I recognize as I age that can be a problem but I don’t keep calling out someone for it. She needs to stop,” read another tweet.
“It’s rich that Andrea Mitchell is talking about John Fetterman stroke and his disability. When Andrea Mitchell can’t string a sentence together and she didn’t have a stroke !” said another angry critic.
“Andrea Mitchell and Joe Scarborough fumblef***ing through their shows while disparaging Fetterman’s ‘performance’ in a debate while RECOVERING FROM A STROKE, is galling. He will improve. What are your excuses, Joe? Andrea? Neither of you successfully complete sentences daily,” responded another commenter.
“I find it rich Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC, who can hardly put together sentences herself, criticizing Fetterman for having a hard time last night,” read another reply.
“John Fetterman spoke much better during his debate than Andrea Mitchell does on a daily basis so she needs to STFU,” read a popular response.
At least one commenter compared her comments about Fetterman to the Nazis in Germany seeking to exterminate the disabled. Others, like the co-hosts of “The View,” were angry at Oz for attacking Fetterman’s health at the debate because he is a medical doctor.
Here’s more about Fetterman’s debate performance:
Fetterman MELTS DOWN When Asked To Release Medical Records