South Bend Mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has gained momentum in Democratic primary polls but still lags among black voters in South Carolina. Whether Buttigieg’s sexual orientation plays any role has set off a bitter media debate.

On this week’s edition of Beat The Press, Emily Rooney was joined by former Wall Street Journal reporter Roy Harris, Lylah Alphonse of U.S. News & World Report, Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University, and Callie Crossley of WGBH News.