Kamala Harris says media favor white males as strongest in 2020

Fox News | 5/8/2019 | Howard Kurtz
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'MediaBuzz' host Howard Kurtz weighs in on how the more progressive Democratic presidential candidates are adapting to former Vice President Joe Biden's lead in the polls.

All the Democratic candidates not named Joe are facing a dilemma:

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How do they foster the impression that they've got just as good a shot at winning the nomination and beating Donald Trump?

After months of coverage about what a weak candidate Biden would be, he's totally upended the race, at least based on the polls that are crack cocaine for political reporters.

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In the latest Hill survey, Biden is at 46 percent in the Democratic race, with Bernie Sanders way back at 14 percent. In the distance are Pete Buttigieg (8 percent), Elizabeth Warren (7 percent) and Kamala Harris (6 percent).

So much for all the punditry that Biden is too old and too out of touch with an increasingly left-wing party. Things can change, Joe may slip into gaffe mode, but at the moment he's running against 20 people and has nearly half the vote.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden maintains a 20-point lead in an average of national polls; Peter Doocy reports.

So as journalists start to write that the former VP looks to be the most electable in the field, his rivals are trying to redefine that term. And they're blaming the press in the process.

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Harris is leading the charge. The California senator, who has a natural base in the black community, doesn't like the way "electability" has been baked into the conversation. She argues that this "ignores big swaths of the electorate that she can excite, namely African Americans and women," as Politico put it.

What, exactly, is the former prosecutor's indictment? Here's what she said at the NAACP convention in Detroit:

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"There has been a lot of conversation by pundits about 'electability' and 'who can speak to...
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