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Remember Dasha Burns? She is the MSNBC correspondent who did a longform interview with then-candidate John Fetterman for Senate. She sat down face-to-face with Fetterman, who required an auditory and visual aid in order to answer her questions. It was during the execution of this interview that Burns realized how compromised John Fetterman really was after suffering his stroke. Burns was the only one in the legacy media who dared to say that the emperor had no clothes, and Fetterman needed to be in rehabilitation, not a toxic Senate race.
Burns dared to be an actual journalist and say out loud what conservative media already knew: John Fetterman is mentally naked and unfit to serve as a sitting Senator. Strokes are nothing to play with, and his wife Giselle Fetterman and the Democrat Party, in collusion with the legacy media, poured hot grease on a dumpster fire by allowing Fetterman to continue to campaign. Nevertheless, Fetterman won, Mehmet Oz lost, and Fetterman was duly sworn in to the 118th Congress as the Senator from Pennsylvania.
Six weeks later, the chickens are coming home to roost. As our Managing Editor Jennifer Van Laar reported, Wednesday night Fetterman checked himself into Walter Reed Hospital for treatment of clinical depression. This is a week after Fetterman was admitted to George Washington University Hospital, after feeling lightheaded at a Democrat Senate retreat. My colleague Bonchie expressed the disgust we all feel:
Fetterman’s overly ambitious wife led the charge to keep her husband in the race, lionized by a compliant media that refused to ask any real questions about the now-senator’s condition. Instead, they wrote glowing profiles of Giselle Fetterman as a warrior against discrimination and the brains behind the campaign.
Meanwhile, those of us with an ounce of intellectual honesty felt like we were in the Twilight Zone. Fetterman would do a public appearance in which he’d mumble, mix up words, and make no sense at all, and the press would insist it was just a hearing problem.
But what hearing problem results in a person mixing up words and not being able to form complete sentences? The truth of Fetterman’s problems didn’t matter, though. The narrative that it was just an “auditory processing” issue took hold, having been spread far and wide by Democrats desperate to maintain control of the US Senate. That desperation led them to prop up a man who wasn’t qualified for the job and who likely suffered more harm to his health by not dropping out of the race.
i maintain that the worst people of the 2022 cycle are the miserable self-serving goblins who forced/convinced this poor man to seek office. Sen. Fetterman is safer being trapped in a box of Tasmanian devils than being around his family and campaign advisors. https://t.co/jIGx2KNQ8b
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) February 16, 2023
Here are some of the low lights from Burns’ supposed colleagues in the legacy media essentially raking her over the coals and calling her everything but a child of God. Kara Swisher led the charge, even posting an unedited tape of an interview she did with Fetterman to prove that Burns was an incompetent hack who simply wanted to malign the candidate.
Sorry to say but I talked to @JohnFetterman for over an hour without stop or any aides and this is just nonsense. Maybe this reporter is just bad at small talk. https://t.co/CX9B7qWUaS
— Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) October 12, 2022
Then there was genius David Mack of Buzzfeed News, who sicced the “disability advocates” on the reporter.
Spoke to disability advocates about that Fetterman interview. They’re not happy. https://t.co/XE8wBq2LNN
— David Mack (@davidmackau) October 12, 2022
Giselle Fetterman joined the attacks, claiming Dasha Burns was ablelist and there should be consequences for her discrimination.
The wife of Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman demanded “consequences” for the NBC News reporter who spoke about her husband’s health problems earlier this week.
Gisele Barreto Fetterman said there had been no consequences for reporter Dasha Burns’s comments, claiming the reporter was an “ableist” who discriminated against her husband after he suffered a stroke earlier this year.
“I don’t like saying rage because I think that’s a really unhealthy feeling, and when you feel those things, it only harms yourself,” Fetterman told Fast Politics host Molly Jong-Fast. “But I just, you know, what a disservice that she did to not only my husband, but to anyone facing a disability and working through it. I don’t know how there were not consequences. I mean, there are consequences for folks in these positions who are any of the -isms. I mean, she was ableist, and that’s what she was in her interview.”
Dasha Burns basically revealed the truth about him and her coworkers tried to destroy her career over it. https://t.co/vaEhmX97lx
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) February 16, 2023
Where does Dasha Burns go to get an apology for being dragged by fellow journalists for daring to point out John Fetterman isn’t able to be in charge of his most basic faculties?
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) February 10, 2023
Dasha Burns deserves a hand-engraved apology, and the rest of her cohorts deserve to be drawn and quartered. Shame that’s gone out of fashion, because it was so much more effective in keeping these deceivers from doing what they do.
Even after all the evidence that Fetterman is unfit to be serving in the Senate, the legacy shills and others continue to serve up the horse hockey.
Eric Garcia: Fetterman’s disability could offer a real-world tutorial about how even institutions like the Senate can adapt and provide accessibility. But conservatives’ response so far risks a chilling effect. https://t.co/NDdQQxOlwx
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 16, 2023
This is patently dishonest and inherently foolish. This has nothing to do with conservatives. Any sane human with an ounce of compassion and foresight saw this coming, and the response is justified.
Then there are those Democrat clapping seals who continue to ignore the elephant in the room. [WARNING: Strong language]
I am dyed-in-the-wool KHive. I gave $ to Conor Lamb. I did criticize Fetterman harshly pre-primary.
Fetterman overcame a stroke to pick up a GOP seat and give us a firmer Senate majority.
Attacking him for seeking depression treatment is monstrous. Fuck you if that’s you.
— Salad Shooter (@thesaladshooter) February 16, 2023
And then there are those who play in the traffic of whataboutism.
Wishing all the best for the senator. Without making assumptions, an extended absence is not unusual in the Senate for health issues. Mark Kirk was absent for a year after his stroke and Tim Johnson was absent about as long after a brain hemorrhage. https://t.co/qcexsSYT9J
— Michael Thorning he/him (@ThorningMichael) February 16, 2023
The dishonest and craven legacy media continues to do Fetterman, the people of Pennsylvania, and the American people a disservice by defending and supporting the indefensible. But they have a long history of it, so why stop now?
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