You’ve probably seen or heard this, or I could just say “Cillizza, am I right?”
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
It's not accurate. It's not funny. It's not clever. It's not analysis. It's facile. It shows an actual lack of understanding of reality tv (can't believe I'm typing that). It's mediocre. It's a time when viewers need to understand what's going on at the highest levels of govt.
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) March 7, 2018
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.