WASHINGTON — The venues for Senator Elizabeth Warren’s book tour have been decidedly favorable. No Fox interviews for her, no Rush Limbaugh, and very few tough questions.
A recent segment on “The View’’ hosted by Barbara Walters managed to show off pleasant black-and-white pictures of Warren’s family, raise the prospect of a Warren presidential run, and also discuss her Harvard law professor husband’s good legs.
Warren’s softball media tour has made her and her populist message nearly ubiquitous on major media outlets in recent days. The Massachusetts Democrat has gone both highbrow and lowbrow, serious and comic: a front-page story in USA Today, a full-page ad in The New York Times, a lengthy “CBS Sunday Morning” interview, and segments on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart, and “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer,” to name a few.
The five-minute segment on “The View” concluded with Jenny McCarthy, the former Playmate of the Year and controversial autism advocate, touching Warren enthusiastically on the shoulder as the senator discussed her work in creating a federal consumer agency.
“Wow, wow, you’re awesome!” gushed McCarthy, a panelist on the daytime gabfest.
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