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Kamala Harris Complains Media Doesn't Adequately Cover 'The Strength Of My Leadership'

At the end of her second year in office, Vice President Kamala Harris is again complaining that the press has not fairly covered her.

“There are things I’ve done as Vice President that fully demonstrate the strength of my leadership as Vice President that haven’t received the kind of coverage that I think [the] dobbs [decision] received,” Harris told liberal Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart earlier this week.

The vice president was criticized in February for appearing “perpetually unprepared” after giving a speech in Munich that critics called “word salad”. However, Capehart said Harris’ speech in Munich was one of his top three accomplishments for 2022, part of an enthusiastic article declaring that Harris had an “excellent” year.

Harris lamented that the trip did not receive the press coverage she thought it deserved.

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“What you can see is based on what’s covered,” she told Capehart.

Vice President Kamala Harris meets with civil rights and reproductive freedom leaders to discuss how to protect women's health following the Supreme Court overthrow of Roe.  v Wade.

Vice President Kamala Harris meets with civil rights and reproductive freedom leaders to discuss how to protect women’s health following the Supreme Court overthrow of Roe. v Wade.
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The columnist revealed that he has known Harris for a decade and claimed that she was right to consider his media coverage unfair at times.

“Harris is right about that. Despite having a television and print pool reporter at most of her public events, the vice president attracts little attention. At times, the office is frustrating – as one of her predecessors said, ‘no worth a bucket of hot, ‘um, spit’,” Capehart wrote.

“And much of the attention she received, especially in her freshman year, was difficult. Stories about employee departures were routinely publicized as confusion in narratives that unfairly questioned Harris’ competence,” he added.

The columnist, a Democratic Party enthusiast, was one of the few journalists to get a one-on-one interview with President Biden this year.

The mass exodus of employees from the vice president’s office earlier this year was ignored by ABC, NBC and CBS, according to a media watchdog group.

Vice President Kamala Harris complained to the Washington Post about her media coverage.

Vice President Kamala Harris complained to the Washington Post about her media coverage.
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Capehart suggested that coverage of Harris was negatively impacted by her ethnicity and gender.

🇧🇷[T]The country’s first black woman and South Asia’s first vice president has also had to deal with the backlash and low expectations that come with ossified notions of who should be in office,” he wrote.

Harris has previously complained that he would get more favorable coverage if he were a white male like all of his predecessors in office, The New York Times reported last December.

The Supreme Court stopped the Title 42 border policy from expiring this week.

The Supreme Court stopped the Title 42 border policy from expiring this week.
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Capehart praised Harris for having a “remarkable year”.

“President Biden’s lady right-hand man is ending a banner year full of domestic barnstorming and barbed-wire diplomacy,” he raved.

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One of the main items in Harris’ portfolio, the southern border, remains a sore point for the government. Biden has yet to visit since taking office, even as the beleaguered border worsened as the Supreme Court ordered a temporary stay on the expiration of Covid-era Title 42.

Harris has been tasked with managing the crisis, but has not visited since June 2021.

In recent comments to NPR, Harris blamed Republicans for “not being willing to engage in any meaningful reform” that would solve most problems on the border.