No surprise here —the mainstream media loves Liz Cheney.
According to a report from Fox News, outlets CNN, MSNBC, and ABC are fawning over the Wyoming primary loser, blaming a “broken” GOP and the “cult of Trump” for her landslide loss.
Cheney was blown out by Trump-endorsed challenger Harriet Hageman, who won 66% of the total vote.
But, somehow, in the eyes of the mainstream media, Cheney is Tuesday night’s big winner.
From Fox News:
CNN reporter Jeff Zeleny declared it to be “the end of an era for the Cheneys in a very different Republican Party,” while MSNBC’s John Heilemann fawned over Cheney’s future.
“People in her own party, people in the Democratic Party, people in the media, pay attention to her, listen to her, consider her a leader, talk about whether she might run for president one day,” Heilemann said. “If you look at this from a larger picture, her very short career in Congress has been enormously successful.”
CNN’s John Avlon rhetorically asked the audience how Trump’s election lies became the “GOP litmus test,” which he believes ruined the party.
“That, in turn, floods our political system with hyperpartisan cowards and cranks. Just take a look at the 10 House GOP members who had the spine to stand up to Donald Trump’s election lies by voting for his impeachment,” Avlon said as a graphic of Cheney and her peers appeared that indicated eight of the 10 are either retiring or lost primaries.
Over on ABC News, Cheney was praised for conceding, which the network noted was something Trump wouldn’t do.
“This is only the beginning of Liz Cheney’s battle,” another MSNBC pundit said, while “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski called the party “broken.”
“Their brains have been twisted in the cult of Trump,” Brzezinski said. “They now say things that go against their very own core values.”
Continue reading over at Fox News:
CNN, MSNBC, ABC fawn over Liz Cheney after primary loss, blame ‘broken’ GOP and ‘cult of Trump’ https://t.co/WFjLpxEoUj
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