Wallace “criticized the ‘snarky’ national press for dragging O’Rourke”
Robert “Beto” O’Rourke’s recent town hall event on CNN was a total bust. Luckily for him, MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace wants to know how people in the media can help his flailing campaign.
Try to imagine Trump, or any Republican for that matter, getting this kind of friendly treatment from someone in the liberal media.
David Rutz reports at the Washington Free Beacon:
MSNBC Host Gushes Over Beto O’Rourke: ‘What Can We Do Better?’
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D., Texas) has seen his polls decline and his once adoring media coverage disappear since joining the 2020 presidential field, but he found a sympathetic face on Friday: MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace.
Wallace, a former Republican who’s perhaps the network’s most fanatic opponent of the Trump White House, has long been an admirer of O’Rourke, calling him an “all-star” last year and saying his upstart 2018 Texas Senate campaign was “one of the best stories.” O’Rourke lost…
In a gushing interview on her daytime program Deadline: White House, Wallace criticized the “snarky” national press for dragging O’Rourke, asked him what the media could do better to cover him, and told him to grab one of MSNBC’s reporters whenever he didn’t “like what’s covered.”…
After a series of questions about news of the day and his campaign—including how he dealt with the candidacy of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who has surged while O’Rourke has declined—Wallace asked O’Rourke to “play media critic.”
“What can we do better as those of us trying to cover your candidacies from very far away from where the first votes will be cast in Iowa and New Hampshire? Don’t hold back,” she said, grinning.
“This is a good question,” O’Rourke said. “It just is what it is.”
“It doesn’t have to be,” Wallace said.
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Compare that with Wallace’s recent coverage of Trump.
Joe DePaolo writes at Mediaite:
MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace Suggests Trump May Have Snapped: Pelosi Cover-Up Remark ‘Seemed to Unravel Him Psychologically’
Wednesday on Deadline: White House, Nicolle Wallace suggested that the president may have been sent over the edge by Pelosi’s remarks. Hence Trump’s “I don’t do cover-ups” comment in the Rose Garden — words which brought to mind an iconic denial from a scandal-plagued president of yesteryear.
“Donald Trump’s ‘I don’t do cover-ups’ [is] an undeniable echo of Richard Nixon’s ‘I’m not a crook’ defense,” Wallace said. “With the stakes potentially just as high for his presidency.”
Those words, in Wallace’s view, came from a man who felt betrayed by the House Speaker, and possibly snapped, as a result.
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