We love to dunk on CNN’s Chris Cillizza, and he makes it so easy, but we were almost rooting for him Monday after he posted his latest bit of serious political analysis: matching the 2020 Democratic candidates with “Game of Thrones” characters.
As Twitchy reported, Obama bro Ben Rhodes wasn’t amused by Cillizza’s piece, complaining that it was the media covering politics as entertainment that led to President Trump’s election in 2016.
Reminder that Trump could never have been elected President without a news media that covers politics as entertainment https://t.co/MI4N5zktYO
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) May 12, 2019
Plenty of people lined up to remind Rhodes that his boss’s two terms wouldn’t have been possible without the media treating the whole Barack Obama administration as entertainment, and they’re still lining up to set him straight.
He has got to be trolling us.
— Allosaurus Golden (@immortal_sea) May 12, 2019
Can say the same thing about your guy, Ben. https://t.co/8N6oQJ0Vhg
— Joey Solomon (@JoeyFSolomon) May 13, 2019
Seems like you guys were the masters of working that system.
— Kelly (@kelbwagner) May 13, 2019
When a president decides to act a like celebrity reality TV star for 8 years, suddenly it opens the door for a celebrity reality TV star who thinks he can be president. Take your medicine. https://t.co/9ePURA5BPp
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 13, 2019
Something, something, slow-jamming the news…
— Richard DeCamp (@richdecamp) May 13, 2019
I am sorry, I can't understand Rhodes's point unless it's delivered in the slow-jam format. He's going to have to revise and resubmit.
— LoLNothingMatters (@DastDn) May 13, 2019
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) May 13, 2019
— Farbrook (@dutchindian) May 13, 2019
While true, you had no problem with it when it served your agenda. https://t.co/Y3m1lA9Fu4
— RBe (@RBPundit) May 13, 2019
You had Jack Black and Morgan Freeman doing ads for the Iran Deal. Have a seat. https://t.co/TDfB3yrDbp
— BT (@back_ttys) May 13, 2019
— Tommy Franks (@t_franks15) May 13, 2019
When a president is less qualified for the office as a celebrity reality TV star… pic.twitter.com/aevXSyN7x5
— Trent C ❌ (@TPoppaPuff) May 13, 2019
Anyway, here’s the President’s Spotify playlist and NCAA bracket https://t.co/GzLdsHiRbf
— Aelfred The Great (@aelfred_D) May 13, 2019
Didn’t your guy go on ESPN to give his bracket picks and take an interview with someone whose famous for taking a bath with Froot Loops? Ya might want to sit this one out https://t.co/Ufv3gFRW8A
— CRAM IT UP YOUR CRAM HOLE LAFLEUR (@dj_gswizzle) May 13, 2019
How did this phenomenon ever happen? pic.twitter.com/07bSc56Msm
— Easton Croy (@CroyEaston) May 13, 2019
Weren't you the same person who bragged about your ability to create an echo chamber with dupes in the media? https://t.co/N71SiobgBi
— Beorn (@Beorn2000) May 13, 2019
— RobbKingOfTheNorthBrokers (@BrokerRobb) May 13, 2019
He’s the guy who laughingly said the press is a bunch of 27 year old kids who will believe anything you tell them. Suddenly he wants a serious, thoughtful media.
— Don’t Kneel on Me (@jackbrazen) May 13, 2019
…and Ben goes down like a pussy cat ? pic.twitter.com/4jRVQvYqN9
— Arturo Flores ?? (@ARTurOFWAR) May 13, 2019
… not that it makes Cillizza’s piece any less insipid.
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 13, 2019