John Fetterman’s humiliation last night is the fault of his wife, his campaign, and a desperate Democrat party. The candidate who had a stroke and is, as Morning Joe ON MSNBC was forced to admit this morning, “impaired,” was put on that stage and embarrassed because of the handlers and his wife, who thought they could bully him across the finish line.
But it was NOT the fault of News Nation or Nexstar or technology in any way, and they are calling him OUT for saying so.
“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,” the company’s communications officer Gary Weitman said in a statement.
“In fact, Nexstar’s prouction team went to extraordinary lengths to ensure the effectiveness of the closed captioning process, and to accomodate several last-minute requests of the Fetterman campaign.”
Statement from our parent company, @NXSTMediaGroup, in response to the @JohnFetterman campaign claiming he was “working off of delayed captions filled with errors” during last night’s Pennsylvania Senate debate on @NewsNation pic.twitter.com/PUT5ELfQ0C
— Robert Sherman (@RobertShermanTV) October 26, 2022
“The closed captioning process functioned as expected during rehearsal and again during tonight’s debate. We regret that Mr. Fetterman and his campaign feel otherwise.”
That’s a boom at the end there. They are calling you out, Fetterman campaign.
They attacked an MSNBC reporter for saying he was impaired when he is obviously impaired. They stirred up a whole mob against her. Then Gisele Fetterman demanded punishment. The rest of the media joined the frenzy.
And now they are trying to do the same thing again to Nexstar and News Nation.
But this time the target is fighting back.
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