Media Crush Democrats for Iowa Caucus Debacle

'Staggeringly embarrassing and unacceptable'

February 4, 2020

Members of the media didn't hold back their derision for the Democratic Party's handling of Monday's Iowa caucuses, where a lack of preparation, a system meltdown involving a new reporting app, and the decision to report three sets of results generated "chaos and confusion."

"So awkward, so embarrassing," said CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Monday night, as viewers and reporters were left wondering why no results had been reported.

CBS News correspondent Major Garrett said Iowa's chief political exports on Tuesday were "uncertainty and embarrassment," CNN's Ron Brownstein called the debacle "staggeringly embarrassing and unacceptable," and MSNBC's Joe Scarborough called it "pathetic" and a "disaster."