John Fetterman baffles by attacking journalist who defended him
John Fetterman, the Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, recently baffled some supporters when he attacked a journalist who had defended him in a public spat with conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.
Fetterman had criticized Limbaugh for calling special counsel Robert Mueller “the most conflicted, ethically challenged, and compromised mob-like figure in all of American history.” Limbaugh fired back at Fetterman, accusing him of trying to score points with the Democratic Party.
In response, Erik’s column atphilly.com defended Fetterman, writing that the Lieutenant Governor had “every right” to criticize Limbaugh. Fetterman responded to this well-meaning defense by accusing the journalist of playing into a “sycophantic Fox-Limbaugh narrative.”
The incident baffled both supporters and critics of Fetterman. Why would the Lieutenant Governor attack someone who was trying to support him? Perhaps Fetterman felt that the journalist was playing into a political narrative that ran counter to his own, or that he was trying to deflect attention away from Mueller’s controversial reputation.