As Vice President Kamala Harris wraps up her second year in office, she has reverted to complaining about the media’s unfair representation of her.
Speaking to Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart, Harris insisted that she had accomplished things as Vice President “that had not received the kind of coverage” of other newsworthy incidents’ like the Dobbs decision.
Capehart also referenced Harris’ speech in Munich, an address critics used to draw attention to Harris’s perpetually unpreparedness, as one of the Vice President’s top three accomplishments of the year.
Many in the media covered the speech to highlight how it appeared the Vice President was talking off the cuff, emphasizing how many of her statements amounted to “word salad.”
But Capehart — in his glowing assessment of Harris’s second year — described the Vice President’s year as “excellent,” although Harris believed the trip should have gotten better coverage.
Saying that people only saw “what gets covered,” something Capehart, who referenced knowing Harris for a decade, agreed with that assessment.
Instead, he elaborated, that although Harris had a print or TV reporter at each of her events, she wasn’t getting as much attention, describing the Vice President’s Office as “frustrating.”
Capehart pointed to coverage from Harris’s first year being especially “rough,” noting the media only highlighted staff departures as a way to call into “question Harris’ competence.”
But Capehart’s end-of-year spiel about Harris isn’t surprising, given he was one a few journalists granted a one-on-one interview with the President’s second in command.