Former Congressman Barney Frank absolutely hates House of Cards because of the cynicism it spreads about how American politics works. In a video released by Business Insider today, Frank calls the Netflix series a “terrible show” that “debases people’s view of politics.”
He said an ambassador to another country once told him that the U.S. doesn’t really have that good a standing on human rights, citing House of Cards. Frank lamented how it’s “impossible to do politics in an interesting way” and how “we suffer in this country when people are turned away from political participation” as a result of something like this.
Frank has previously sounded off along the same lines at comedians like Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert who Frank says foster “anti-government” resentment that isn’t helpful.
Watch the video below, via Business Insider:
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