Shameless media slammed for whitewashing John Fetterman’s condition as troubling new details emerge

The left and the media have once again gone into overdrive providing cover for Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) who suffered a stroke in May 2022 while running for the Senate and is in the hospital once again after feeling lightheaded on Wednesday.

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Now that Fetterman is in office, The New York Times has come out and reported that he has a severe hearing disability which alarmingly causes him to hear what sounds like the voice of the teacher from the “Peanuts” cartoon when listening to people speak.

Since the senator had his stroke, he has been plagued with cognitive issues, including a problem with auditory processing that forces him to carry a closed captioning device that shows him what someone is saying to him. Democrats describe it as a way to help him facilitate conversations.

“But his adjustment to serving in the Senate has been made vastly more difficult by the strains of his recovery, which left him with a physical impairment and serious mental health challenges that have rendered the transition extraordinarily challenging — even with the accommodations that have been made to help him adapt,” the New York Times reported.

“The stroke — after which he had a pacemaker and defibrillator implanted — also took a less apparent but very real psychological toll on Mr. Fetterman. It has been less than a year since the stroke transformed him from someone with a large stature that suggested machismo — a central part of his political identity — into a physically altered version of himself, and he is frustrated at times that he is not yet back to the man he once was. He has had to come to terms with the fact that he may have set himself back permanently by not taking the recommended amount of rest during the campaign. And he continues to push himself in ways that people close to him worry are detrimental,” the media outlet wrote, sounding like a propaganda machine.

“It’s just a slight delay,” Marie Gluesenkamp Pérez (D-WA) stated according to the New York Times. “I didn’t notice he was using it at first. Then I was like, ‘Why are they holding it?’ It took me a minute to figure out what was going on.”

“Before the stroke, he was the kind of person who loved the give-and-take with reporters,” Adam Jentleson, Fetterman’s chief of staff, said according to the leftist media outlet. “The challenge is to be able to get back to that place, given the current limitations.”

Democrats rushed to prop up Fetterman now that he’s back in the hospital.

“We’re going to have to learn our own styles with it,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) told the New York Times concerning Fetterman’s condition after using the tablet to converse with him. “What I was saying was accurate even when I talked fast. I wanted to make sure it was accurate. It was kind of to imagine what it would be like to be him.”

“He answers like you would answer anyone,” Klobuchar remarked. “It’s us that have to get used to it; he’s used to it.”

Next up, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), who serves with Fetterman, closed ranks and proclaimed that his condition is not a factor, because people “understand disability.”

“There are a lot of people out there who understand disability and understand struggle, and he won big,” he crowed to the New York Times. “The right attitude has to be consistent with what we hope we learned in the last 30 years or so, that we can provide reasonable accommodations in the workplace. If we’re doing it right, it should not be him adapting to the workplace, it should be senators in both parties adapting and accommodating him. Just like we would anyone.”

Fetterman is still in the hospital as of Friday morning. He was taken there after feeling lightheaded during a Democratic retreat.

His team told the world in a statement that he is “in good spirits and talking with his staff and family,” after a number of tests purportedly ruled out another stroke or seizure.

The senator has not released his medical records and many are wondering if there are things there that are not being disclosed. With the media and Democrats providing such heavy cover for Fetterman, that is not an unreasonable question.

Twitter users eviscerated the media and Democrats once again on Twitter for lying about Fetterman:

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