Here's Soledad O'Brien Reducing CNN's Chris Cillizza into Pink Mist
CNN’s Chris Cillizza is the basic bitch of the news world. He is an eager contrarian whose political analysis is about as astute as roadkill’s assessment of traffic conditions. If he were a sports commentator, he’d be the one that offered such intellectual insights as, “The team that scores more points wins.” If he were running commentary on the first man to walk on the moon, he’d ignore the historical importance of the moment to ramble on about oxygen tanks. If he were offering analysis on the MeToo movement, he’d be Matt Damon.
He is poisonous milquetoast, a both-sider regardless of how egregiously in the wrong the other side is. He never fails to point out the obvious, and then characterize the obvious as a deep, political insight.
To wit: An article he wrote yesterday entitled, “Donald Trump is producing the greatest reality show ever.”
The truth is that even Mark Burnett couldn’t create such a high-profile reality show with this much drama, this many personalities and this high of stakes. This is a project only Donald Trump could make happen … Trump is betting that in a few years enough people will vote to renew the show, captivated by what possibly could come around the corner next — whether they can admit to themselves how much they like the show.
He treats politics like the latest episode of American Idol. He is the perfect example of an inadequate white man who fails upward, so it was particularly satisfying to see Soledad O’Brien — one of the all-time greats, by the way — reduce Cillizza to ash on Twitter.
Cillizza, however, shook it off, and he’s back to his astute hot takes this morning:
The man is paid a lot of money to come up with insights one can glean from the calendar with cat pictures hanging on your refrigerator.