On Anderson Cooper 360 Monday, democratic strategist James Carville was there to break down the very tight gubernatorial race in Virginia ahead of Tuesday’s election, and he ended up criticizing CNN during the conversation.
Stress has been building for democrats in Virginia considering that Joe Biden beat Donald Trump by ten points there in last November’s election. But Carville, who has been raising concerns about the democratic party being too far left for some time, said the difference right now has more to do with language and less with ideology. And he said there is plenty of blame to go around.
“I think the White House communications have been bad,” Carville said. “I'm very critical of people like myself that have access to shows like you, that I haven't framed this work well. And I blame CNN and The New York Times and everybody else.”
Carville said the bottom line is that the economy is actually really good for workers right now. And it’s time for shows like Cooper’s on CNN to start pointing that stuff out.
“All we talk about is presidential approval and inflation. We don't talk about wage growth. We don't talk about the power that workers have now,” Carville said. “And I'm not a typical media basher but there is a lot of good news in this economy and we're not getting it out. We got to do a better job I think.”