De Facto

De Facto

Yesterday, Rolling Stone reporter Kara Voght accidentally confirmed that Pennsylvania Democrat Senate candidate John Fettermunster isn’t up to the job when she wrote a puff piece about his wife Gisele, describing her as the de facto candidate in the race.

This is how completely stupid most American reporters are.

Imagine not thinking through how it might look to Pennsylvania voters that the wife of the guy they’re being asked to vote for is, in reality, the de facto candidate.

Now, this all started because a reporter from NBC News did a sit-down interview with the de facto candidate’s husband in which he had to use closed captioning so he could understand the questions. And even with the closed captioning, the stroke-addled John Fettermunster still got lost and confused.

During the segment, the NBC reporter noted that while they were engaged in small talk, John Fettermunster was unable to follow along.

His wife Gisele was so angry that a reporter dared to be anything less than sycophantic that she demanded the NBC reporter face “consequences.”

Of course, Gisele wasn’t alone in attacking the NBC reporter. Virtually every Blue Check media type on Twitter went insane over the interview, arguing that pointing out that the lumbering, brain-damaged oaf required assistance to follow basic questions was tantamount to “ableism.”

Mrs. Fettermunster even brought up the Americans with Disabilities Act, as if Pennsylvania voters would be violating the law if they didn’t vote for her stroke-addled husband.

And after Gisele kicked up such a fuss, Rolling Stone writer Kara Voght decided it was a good idea to elevate Mrs. Fettermunster by giving her the celebrity treatment.

Yesterday, Kara tweeted out the link to her article, “John Fetterman Had a Stroke. Gisele Fetterman Became a Political Star,” adding “I wrote about @giselefetterman, and how her husband’s stroke transformed her from a reluctant political spouse to a de facto candidate and political star.”

I’d link to the tweet, but Kara faced some consequences of her own, getting hammered in the replies for describing Mrs. Fettermunster as a “de facto candidate,” so she deleted the tweet.

Kara Voght then posted another tweet explaining that she deleted the previous tweet because she had been “imprecise” in her word choice.

Ironically, the imprecise “de facto candidate” word choice remains in the article itself.

Having read the puff piece, I can tell you that Kara Voght’s attempt at damage control not only did not control the damage the Fetterman campaign did to their guy by agreeing to do that NBC News interview; it caused even more damage.

Check out this passage:

As they approached supporters lined along the metal barricades, Fetterman offered only high fives and fist bumps, repeating a gruff “thank you.” It was Gisele, staying just a pace ahead of her husband, who took the questions, accepted the compliments, and carried on conversations… [emphasis Dianny’s]

He repeats a gruff “thank you” while she fields the questions.

Seems to me calling Gisele the de facto candidate wasn’t at all imprecise, Kara.

And while these reporters circle the wagons around Mr. and Mrs. Fettermunster, not one of them seems even the slightest bit curious to find out what Pennsylvania voters think of all this.

Nor are they at all interested in questioning why John Fetterman refuses to come clean about his health or the severity of his stroke.

Then again, the job of the American corporate media isn’t to report the news.

Instead, they have become the de facto campaign comms team for every Democrat candidate running in November. 

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6 thoughts on “De Facto

  • October 16, 2022 at 7:58 am

    Jan over at MFNS posted on much the same thing today. Great minds must think alike. As I posted there, the plan is to steal the seat, have Fettermunster declared unable to serve and have Mrs. Fettermunster serve in his stead.

  • October 16, 2022 at 1:19 pm

    Gisele Fettermunster, 2022. Dr. Jill, 2024. Or was Dr. Jill already first in 2020?
    Heard somewhere: The dems are becoming the party of incapable old white guys. I’ll add: And their capable but subservient-to-Dem-dogma women.


  • October 16, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    Running for the Senate in Pennsylvania. So easy even a (brain damaged) caveman can do it.

    • October 16, 2022 at 8:13 pm

      Ouch! That’s so true!

  • October 17, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    You gotta wonder what that lame beard is hiding.

  • October 20, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Lumpy’s wife is now known as Yoko.

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