While interviewing Democratic presidential candidate Robert O’Rourke, MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace let their mask of impartiality slip as she asked him how the network can better serve him.
“Play media critic, what can we do better, those of us trying to cover your candidacies, from very far away from where the first votes will be cast in Iowa and New Hampshire,” Wallace asked, getting a chuckle out of the failed senate candidate.
Nicolle Wallace to Beto O’Rourke: “What can we do to better cover your candidacy?” pic.twitter.com/cZkaCdagjP
— Jeff Cimmino (@jeffcimmino) May 24, 2019
While the media may love O’Rourke, it seems as though their party’s base have little interest in his campaign.
According to a report from Forbes, CNN’s town hall event with O’Rourke actually dragged their ratings down 30%.
“CNN’s ratings delivery was down nearly 30% compared to its average Tuesday night, which over the last few months has typically reached more than one million viewers. O’Rourke even failed to exceed the audience that watched a CNN town hall featuring third-tier candidate John Hickenlooper, which drew 745,000 viewers in March. The lowest-rated town hall so far this cycle was CNN’s event with Julian Castro, which reached just 654,000 viewers in April,” the Forbes report explained.
A recent poll found that only 2% of voters are sold on the Texan. The Monmouth University poll of likely 2020 New Hampshire Democratic primary voters had him in sixth place in the crowded candidate field.
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