Oh, mainstream media, how you make me laugh. The Left knows how big of a threat Rand Paul is because of his wide range of support and ability to reach demographics typically ignored by the GOP, so naturally they’re in attack mode.
“Incident” #1: Savannah Guthrie
The day after Rand Paul announced his candidacy for President of the United States he went on the today show for an interview with host Savannah Guthrie. When she pressed Senator Paul on his foreign policy stances, Paul became visibly annoyed because Guthrie would not let him answer her question sufficiently.
“Why don’t you let me explain instead of talking over me, OK?”
Immediately, the DNC feminist run (Hey Debbie!) war machine went to work trying to paint Rand Paul as a sexist because he was rude to the Today Show host. Um, last time I checked Paul was the one being interviewed and part of an interview is to let the guest answer the question. Maybe Ms. Guthrie needs to learn proper interview etiquette or get some thicker skin.
“Incident” #2: The Guardian
While on the campaign trail in Iowa, Dr. Paul was giving an interview with The Guardian’s Paul Lewis via Periscope when he was rushed off mid-interview by CNN staff for an interview with Dana Bash on CNN that happened to collide with The Guardian interview. But that’s not how it was reported.
Moments after Paul left for CNN, The Guardian’s opinion writer Katherine Krueger took to Twitter accusing Rand of another “testy” run-in with the media and claiming his staffers were the ones kicking The Guardian out of the room. Shocker, that’s not what happened. CNN and Rand Paul staffers took to Twitter to correct Ms. Krueger.
Leave it to the Washington Post to paint this as the “Worst Week in Washington” for Rand Paul. Apparently they missed these moments this week:
- Rand Paul Announces 2016 Campaign
- Rand Paul Raises $1 Million in 24 hours
- Rand Paul “Ask Debbie” Abortion Response
- Rand Paul Leading Hillary in Iowa, Colorado, Closing Gap in Virginia
I think The Washington Examiner’s Becket Adams hit the nail on the coffin:
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