Howard Kurtz: Kamala Harris 'getting walk on water coverage' by media after VP pick

Howard Kurtz: Kamala Harris 'getting walk on water coverage' by media after VP pick
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Fox News's Howard Kurtz accused the media of giving Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris, Hispanic Caucus meet on Central America Harris headlining Asian American Democratic PAC's summit Here's why Joe Biden polls well, but Kamala Harris does not MORE (D-Calif.) "walk on water coverage," and also said that she and Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden's quiet diplomacy under pressure as Israel-Hamas fighting intensifies Overnight Defense: Administration approves 5M arms sale to Israel | Biden backs ceasefire in call with Netanyahu | Military sexual assault reform push reaches turning point CDC mask update sparks confusion, opposition MORE would be the "most liberal ticket in Democratic Party history."

“Kamala Harris is getting walk on water coverage, it’s absolutely stunning. I mean, she’s a ground-breaking pick, she’s the first Black woman, as you know, on a major party’s ticket, the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants and probably a net plus for Biden,” Kurtz said on "America's Newsroom."

“But there is this effort by the media, conscious or unconscious, to say, ‘Oh, she’s a moderate just like Joe Biden.' That's only true if you mean more moderate than AOC. This is the most liberal ticket in Democratic Party history," he added.



Kurtz's remarks echo arguments made by the White House and President TrumpDonald TrumpGOP-led Maricopa County board decries election recount a 'sham' Analysis: Arpaio immigration patrol lawsuit to cost Arizona county at least 2 million Conservatives launch 'anti-cancel culture' advocacy organization MORE's campaign, which has cast Harris as far to the left of Biden, who named Harris his running mate on Tuesday.

Yet some progressives have criticized the pick, arguing that Harris was too much of a centrist compared to Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenSenators shed masks after CDC lifts mandate Helping students make informed decisions on college Student debt cancellation advocates encouraged by Biden, others remain skeptical MORE (D-Mass.), another candidate to be Biden's running mate.

Anchor Julie Banderas asked Kurtz, given a GovTrack analysis that found Harris to be the most liberal member of the Senate in 2019, whether voters would see her as a centrist.

"That said, will voters really buy into Harris recasting herself as a moderate?" Banderas asked.

"It's ultimately going to be a Trump-Biden race," Kurtz replied. "Right now, we are seeing an explosion of gushing commentary of coverage of Kamala Harris. I haven't seen anything like it since the Clinton-Gore bus trip of 1992."