Most would call it fair to say that candidate Lincoln Chafee did not win last night’s presidential debate. As Twitchy noted, the Washington Post’s Kathleen Parker and many others on Twitter were less concerned with Chafee’s policy positions than they were fascinated by his resemblance to TV’s Grandpa Munster.
Parker suggested that her tweet might be “too mean,” but others thought it was nothing compared to Wolf Blitzer’s treatment of Chafee today. The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake notes that CNN’s Blitzer, interviewing Chafee, inserted some serious concern-trolling into the discussion.
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) October 14, 2015
… After showing some of the brutal headlines aimed at Chafee’s debate performance, Blitzer offered this:
“Here’s what worries me, Governor: Because of your distinguished career, you’re going to wind up looking silly if you keep going on like this.” Blitzer then pressed Chafee on when he would give up the charade and drop out.
@TheFix Wolf Blitzer should see what people say about his performance as a journalist.
— Steven Biel (@stevenbiel) October 14, 2015
— iMoore (@imoore8904) October 14, 2015
@TheFix That was a disgraceful question designed to be the news instead of reporting the news.
— Brian Reddy (@snoopster222) October 14, 2015
@TheFix What an asshole. I agree Chafee has no chance, but come on.
— John! (@john1gun) October 14, 2015
— Armchair (@KillersLie) October 14, 2015
@TheFix unprofessional and unnecessary from Blitzer. Editorializing isn't news or a true impartial interview
— Omar R. (@omarr1979) October 14, 2015
— plcamp (@plcamp1) October 14, 2015
@TheFix Wolf Blitzer is the most annoying and patronizing Anchor in CNN which has lot of them in this category
— Harsh (@harshabv1) October 14, 2015
Will Blitzer ask Hillary Clinton if she will drop out of the race if it looks like she’ll be indicted?