My blood boils whenever I watch this video of Esme Murphy’s interview of Ilhan Omar:
How dare Omar say that she didn’t want to discuss her “personal life” with Murphy. The only thing that’s worse is that Murphy essentially stopped that line of questioning of Rep. Omar immediately. Does Murphy think she’s a DFL operative? Or does she think of herself as a journalist/reporter? If she considers herself the latter, then she’s kidding herself. When Bret Baier interviews a controversial figure, it’s considered standard operating procedure for him to ask multiple questions to get the whole truth. If that makes the interviewee uncomfortable or squirm, then that’s how it is. The same is true of Harris Faulkner and David Asman.
That isn’t standard operating procedure with Murphy, at least when she’s interviewing DFL politicians. DFL politicians enjoy being interviewed by Murphy because they know they’ll get the kid glove treatment.