CBS/NBC Present Conflicting Narratives on Senator Feinstein’s Health

Nicholas Fondacaro | May 19, 2023
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Democratic Party infighting over whether or not it was time to force California Senator Dianne Feinstein (D) to resign spilled out into full public view Friday morning as CBS and NBC presented greatly conflicting narratives about the aging Senator’s health condition. The former questioned if a younger Feinstein would want her older self in office, while the latter suggested she was fine and asserted it was sexist to call for her to resign.

From the get-go, CBS Mornings co-anchor Tony Dokoupil make it clear that their position was to be critical Feinstein remaining in office until the end of the term. “And we’re learning more about the health of California Senator Dianne Feinstein and calls for her to resign,” he announced. “The 89-year-old Democrat recently returned to Capitol Hill in a wheelchair after a nearly three-month absence due to a bout of Shingles. Now, her office confirms that she's dealing with some serious complications.”

Congressional correspondent Nikole Killion played the audio of a disturbing interaction Feinstein recently had with an L.A. Times reporter where she didn’t seem to remember being away from the Senate for three months.


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