Twit Gets Schooled On Twitter

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You’ve probably seen or heard this, or I could just say “Cillizza, am I right?”

Yesterday [Soledad] O’Brien released a series of tweets at CNN reporter Chris Cillizza after he wrote a brow-raising item on CNN titled, “Donald Trump is producing the greatest reality show ever.”

In the piece, Cillizza compares the mass exodus of Trump administration staffers to Survivor or Bachelor contestants and outlines various “plot twists.” The article first discusses the latest departure of White House economic adviser Gary Cohn, then moves on to referencing former communications director Anthony Scaramucci, Chief of Staff John Kelly, and the lawsuit from porn star Stormy Daniels.

“You can leave reality TV,”Cillizza wrote.  “But reality TV never leaves you.

“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,” he continued later in the article. “This is a project only Donald Trump could make happen.”

I’ll give grudging credit: if you wanted a prototype for everything that’s wrong with modern elite journalism, you couldn’t find a better example than Chris Cillizza. He’s a perfect storm of the vapid, tedious, condescending horseshit that should come delivered with a complimentary barf bag. And O’Brien wasted no words in letting him know

I’d say that left quite the mark, but Cillizza almost certainly lacks the self-awareness to realize as much. Which could explain how he managed to slither up the ladder to begin with.

3 thoughts on “Twit Gets Schooled On Twitter

  1. Michael D. Storey says:

    I’m torn, here.
    We (most of us, anyway) live in the United States. We can say whatever we want. But we are at a time
    when the reading public needs to understand what the fuck is going on. Facts. Insight. Not drivel. Not an attempt to impress the reader with how clever the writer is (which he is not).

    Like

  2. Peter Adrastos Athas says:

    If it were good satire, I’d defend Cillizza BUT he’s a middlebrow twit.

    Like

  3. Lex says:

    It’s been fixed now, but someone went into Cillizza’s Wikipedia entry and changed it to read: Died: March 06, 2018. Cause of death: Soledad O’Brien.

    Like

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