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Scott Walker: "No Matter What," The Media Was Going To Say Carly Had A "Big Night"


Posted on September 17, 2015, at 4:13 p.m. ET

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who once topped Republican polls but is now beginning to languish at the bottom of many, criticized the media and CNN following the Republican debate Wednesday night.

Walker said the media no matter what was determined to stick to "the narrative" that former HP CEO Carly Fiorina had a good debate and that CNN ultimately just want to turn he candidates against each other for ratings.

"I think going in, we knew the narrative no matter what was gonna happen was they were gonna say that Carly had a big night, no matter what, and obviously, they said that," Walker told radio host Glenn Beck on Thursday. "I think the other impression — the feedback I got from folks, not just in the press but from across the country we talked to was a frustration that there wasn't more talk."

"I mean, I mentioned that's what's wrong with this campaign, we're not actually talking about issues we're talking about personalities," he added. "It seemed pretty clear that CNN was trying to pit people against each other for ratings, instead of talking about the issues."

Still, Walker thought he got his message out.

"We scored some real points, if that's what you call it, I guess, in terms the message out," he said. "If you want someone who's been tested, if you want an apprentice, someone who's never been tested before then you're likely to get some of what we had in the White House right now."

"We used the limited time CNN gave us, even though we tried to get in there many a time, we used to the best of our effect to get that message out," Walker said.

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