Many mainstream media personalities and analysts expressed their surprise or disappointment with the results of the 2018 midterm elections as the "blue wave" they were hoping for did not materialize.
Here is the reaction of mainstream media figures:
CNN's Jake Tapper: "A lot of the Republicans who were critics of President Trump ... they are being defeated."
CNN's Jake Tapper: "When you look at what is going on here tonight, this is not a blue wave."
CNN's Dana Bash: Democrats have suffered “big heartbreaks” in 2018 midterm election.
CNN contributor Peter Beinart: "tonight is feeling horrifyingly familiar"
CNN's Van Jones: "This is heartbreaking, though. This is heartbreaking ... it's not a blue wave."
NBC's Chuck Todd: “No signature win for Democrats” in statewide races.
NBC's Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd: There is no "blue wave."
NBC’s Savannah Guthrie: "Maybe it’s a red wave on the Senate side at least."
Leftist New York Times columnist Paul Krugman: "Well, I'm in midair but online. And not happy. The House could go either way, but clearly Republicans are doing better than expected after a closing argument based entirely on fear and lies. This is going to be very grim."
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