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Fetterman's Hospitalization Is Reminder Media Lied To Get Him Elected | Opinion

• by Jonathan Tobin

But now that the extent of his health problems can no longer be entirely concealed, the questions to be raised about this broader saga should not be confined to those about his clinical treatment and if and when he will return to his senatorial duties. Rather, we must scrutinze the way all but conservative media outlets have run interference for Fetterman throughout his successful 2022 Senate campaign and since he took office, in order to prevent the public from knowing the full extent of his impairment and ability to serve. The tone of much of the corporate media's reporting about Fetterman's first weeks in office had largely been confined to cheery explanations of how the Senate and his colleagues were adjusting to his needs as a recovering stroke victim, rather than his health-related difficulties.