For anyone who watched the debate between Democratic candidate John Fetterman and Republican Mehmet Oz on Tuesday, two things became painfully clear: Fetterman is in no condition to take on the rigorous duties of a sitting United States Senator, and the mainstream media will do darn near anything to shame you into voting for him anyway.
After a performance that Fox News’s Greg Gutfeld says would have prompted “even Gary Busey” to say “it feels a little off,” it is evident that the mainstream media and “power mad” Democrats will do and say anything to hold onto the control they have in D.C.
(Video: Fox News)
“Goodnight everybody,” began Gutfeld, welcoming his audience with the same opening Fetterman delivered to his.
Fetterman didn’t want to debate Dr. Oz. Tonight we saw why.
Moderator opens the debate:
“As lieutenant governor, you’re running for a seat they could decide the balance of power.
Mr Fetterman, please tell us why you’re running.”
“Hi, right. Goodnight everybody.” pic.twitter.com/RPDO1UrufI
— Tosca Austen (@ToscaAusten) October 26, 2022
“So that was something,” Gutfeld continued. “No sane person would have approved of that. No insane person would have, either.”
“Just goes to show you that, for the Dems, it’s only about filling a seat and not doing the job,” he stated. “If they thought a stale muffin could win, they’d run it. And after watching Fetterman last night, maybe they should have. At least a stale muffin wouldn’t crumble that much in front of the cameras.”
“But they’re so power mad, they let a clearly unwell man fall apart on live t.v., which is really the job of Joe Biden’s staff,” he quipped. “Stay in your lane, Fetterman!”
— JJ Dawson (@realJJDawson) October 27, 2022
“It was so painful to watch, the host should have been given a safe word,” stated Gutfeld.
But as the host pointed out, “Fetterman’s aspiration was nowhere near the desperation of the media, who, before the debate, made excuses for the poor guy.”
“They circled the wagons, even when there was nothing to circle around,” he said, noting that the media, “primed the press with ‘prepare for awkward pauses and verbal flubs.'”
“But the rationale from the media was pre-chewed and spoonfed to them, as if they’re the ones who had a stroke,” Gutfeld stated. “And then afterwards, the excuses that flowed like Snapple through Joe Biden’s pants.”
Gutfeld then played a montage of reporters desperately trying to salvage Fetterman’s performance, making such claims as, sure he couldn’t speak, “but his authenticity was there,” as if that is all we should expect from a candidate to one of the highest elected positions in the land.
The communications director for Fetterman for Pennsylvania, Joe Calvello, even tried to pass off Fetterman’s unmistakable difficulties with understanding questions and formulating responses as “technical difficulties” with the closed-captioning system set up specifically to accommodate him.
“We are thrilled with John’s performance,” Calvello claimed. “He did remarkably well tonight–especially when you consider that he’s still recovering from a stroke and was working off of delayed captions filled with errors. John won countless exchanges, counter-punched aggressively, and pushed back on Oz’s cruelty and attacks.”
As BizPac Review reported, the chief communications officer in charge of the captioning immediately disputed the allegation.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) October 27, 2022
“It is unfortunate that Mr. Fetterman is now criticizing the closed captioning process employed by Nexstar during tonight’s debate,” he said. “Both candidates agreed to the technical set-up for the closed captioning process weeks ago, which was implemented at the request of the Fetterman campaign. Both candidates were offered the opportunity for two full rehearsals with the same equipment used in tonight’s debate; Mr. Fetterman chose to do only one.”
“Wait a second,” Gutfeld said of the media’s gushing response to the debate debacle, “who actually had the stroke? I think it’s contagious.”
And Gutfeld isn’t the only one calling out the press.
“The liberal media have settled on either suggesting Fetterman’s performance was inspiring to the disabled community or playing off the debate as perfectly normal with fierce disagreements over policy,” NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck told Fox News Digital.
Fox News contributor Joe Concha thinks it’s even more insidious than that.
“This was media malfeasance in broad daylight,” he stated. “Outside of the Washington Post and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, no major print publications were calling for Fetterman to release his medical records. Nor did any ask that he debate more than once.”
Couch called the debate a “disaster” for Fetterman.
Worse, he said the live event likely shocked voters in Pennsylvania, because the media has been trying to “push this candidate over the finish line for the good of the Democratic Party.”
And one needs only to open up Twitter to see how hard they have pushed.
Following her interview with the candidate, MSNBC News correspondent Dasha Burns was blasted online for suggesting that Fetterman wasn’t understanding their off-camera conversation.
“Here’s my interview with @JohnFetterman from a few days ago,” tweeted YouTube personality Brian Tyler Cohen. “The notion that he wasn’t able to understand is mind-numbingly false.”
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) October 12, 2022
According to Grabien Media founder Tom Elliot, the way the media mob came for Burns “confirms their loyalty is more to the Democratic Party than their own journalistic brethren.”
“After the major media spent weeks asking ‘how can Republicans still support Herschel Walker!?,’” Elliot told Fox News Digital, “they pivoted seamlessly to arguing voters should elect John Fetterman even after suffering neurological damage that’s left him incapable of basic communication.”
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