MSM reporters help Kamala Harris try on ‘clothes for the campaign trail’

MSM reporters help Kamala Harris try on ‘clothes for the campaign trail’
Kamala Harris (Image: YouTube screen grab)

Usually the term press coverage refers to reporting. But on Saturday a group of political reporters who all work for mainstream news outlets gave that phrase a new meaning: helping a presidential candidate cover her body — literally.

Fox News reports that CNN’s Maeve Reston, NBC News’s Ali Vitali, and CBS News’s Caitlin Huey-Burns “took a break from the political journalism” to join Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as she shopped for clothes. The gals even encouraged “the Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful to try on clothes and giggle[d] with her at a South Carolina boutique.”

So their liberal viewers wouldn’t feel left out of the fun, the three even “documented the laugh-filled shopping spree on Twitter”:

As Fox emphasizes, all three reporters are billed as straight-news journalists, not opinion hosts, adding that they may have crossed a line:

Reporters have historically interacted with candidates on the campaign trail, but picking out clothing pushes boundaries in the eyes of many critics. Reston’s tweet was met with a plethora of negative feedback.

“Here’s to reporting the news and staying neutral! Great job@CNN,” one user wrote, while another added, “Are you getting paid by @KamalaHarriscampaign?”

Needless to say, the whataboutists turned out in force to attempt to deflect the criticism:

Others attempted to find independent rationalization for why this wasn’t so much rump kissing.

But in the end the wiseguys won the day:

LU Staff

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