James Carville Goes Off Calling Media Coverage of Afghanistan ‘Hysterical and Stupid’


Longtime Democratic strategist James Carville attacked the media coverage of the chaos in Afghanistan as “hysterical” on Wednesday night.

Brian Williams asked Carville about the potential impact of Afghanistan on the 2022 midterms.

Carville started by saying, “There’s no elegant way to lose a war. We lost this war 15 years ago, all Joe Biden’s is just telling us what time it is.”

“And the hysterical and stupid coverage of the mainstream press has been awful,” he added.

Carville argued the evacuations have been “going much better than a lot of people expected,” while adding, “there’s no good way to lose a war.”

“It looks bad. The country looks bad. When you lose a war, you don’t look good. This war was lost a long time ago. Joe Biden had nothing to do with it. He wanted us out before that.”

The president has faced serious criticism over his handling of the withdrawal — even among people who support withdrawal — and some congressional Democrats have been openly critical of Biden.

Matthew Dowd recently expressed sentiments similar to Carville’s, calling the coverage “over the top.”

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