NBC’s Burns Claims it “Wasn’t clear” Fetterman Was “Understanding our Conversation” When There Weren’t the Captions “Required” by His Campaign


    On the broadcast of “NBC Nightly News” on Tuesday, NBC News Correspondent Dasha Burns talked about her conversation of U.S. Senate candidate and Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman (D) and said that while she had a small conversation with Fetterman prior to the interview, when wasn’t given the closed captioning technology the campaign “required” for the interview, “it wasn't clear he was understanding our conversation.”

    When host Lester Holt said that the conversation with Fetterman and Burns was not an ordinary interview for a candidate, Burns responded “No, Lester, because of his stroke, Fetterman’s campaign required closed captioning technology for this interview to essentially read our questions as we asked them. And, Lester, in small talk before the interview, without captioning, it wasn’t clear he was understanding our conversation.”

    When talking about the interview with MSNBC earlier, Burns stated that “we’ve been to several rallies since the stroke, and it does seem that he is improving every day.”

    In the “NBC Nightly News” broadcast, Burns also explained that Fetterman said he would be debating his Republican opponent, Dr. Mehmet Oz, in two weeks. However, Fetterman will utilize closed captioning in the debate, just like he did during his interview.


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