‘Bullshit Factory’: On CNN, Ex-Obama Speechwriter Says CNN Puts on ‘Stupid’ Trump Surrogates
Former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett appeared on CNN this morning and took a moment to critique the network for putting “stupid” people defending President Trump on the air.
Brian Stelter asked about his issues with cable news, and Lovett said that while Stelter in particular has consistently called out Sean Hannity, CNN comes out with panels that are “smart person, smart person, smart person, stupid person, smart person, smart person, smart person, bullshit factory.”
He said he’s not insulting all Trump supporters, just saying that the pro-Trump people who appear on CNN are “terrible representatives of the views of conservatives” and they’re “not intellectually honest people.”
“The same criticism you direct at Hannity,” Lovett told Stelter, “you could direct at the people that CNN puts on the air.”
In talking about the kind of discussion people are hungry for these days, Lovett said he wants a “no-bullshit conversation about politics” on his podcast. (And if you’re wondering, he was not censored either time he said it.)
Watch above, via CNN.
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