During the first eight or nine months of 2020, it was a given that some nitwit from CNN would walk away with the coveted 2020 “Moronic Media Personality” award. After all, with a lineup that includes Don Lemon, Anderson Cooper, Brian Stelter, cub reporter little Jimmy Acosta, and a host of others, CNN is, without a doubt, a favorite to win this award year in and year out.
CNN also has
a hoard swarm infestation, umm, a large number of analysts and contributors such as David Frum, David Axelrod, Brian Fallon, and other members of the former Obama administration, well, at least those not yet in prison
As usual, MSNBC provided CNN’s stiffest competition with its own lineup of media misfits that include the likes of Andrea Mitchell, Chuck Todd, Katy Tur, Joy Reid, Chris Hayes, and Lawrence O’Donnell. Not making MSNBC’s team this year was Racheal Maddow, a strong past contender, who was disqualified for expressing well wishes to someone named Trump – the nerve! Although she has quickly resumed attacking Trump and everyone associated with his administration, expect her cancellation anytime now.
According to “The Hill” MSNBC’s Chief Russian Conspiracy Theorist made the following statement concerning the President and First Lady
“God bless the president and the first lady,” Maddow, the MSNBC host and staunch critic of Trump, wrote after the news broke. “If you pray, please pray for their speedy and complete recovery — and for everyone infected, everywhere. This virus is horrific and merciless — no one would wish its wrath on anyone.”
A lesser-known category is this year’s award for “Pushing Dumb Conspiracy Theories.” Who can forget Don Lemon’s 2014 epic “Did a black hole swallow up the Malaysian Jet Liner?” Yes, Lemon’s take has set the bar for this category extremely high, and yet, 2020 is not without its contenders for this trophy. 2020’s entries in this category include some from people you have no doubt never heard of, such as Gabriel Sherman of Vanity Fair, which surprisingly, is not a carnival for really vain people.
Gabriel did his best to amass clicks and tank the stock market by posting this whopper of a hot take
There were many contestants besides Sherman with “Oh My God, Trump is going to die!!” messages. Still, the most common hot takes in the conspiracy theory category were on the opposite end of the spectrum, those who opined that “Trump doesn’t even have the virus” these entries included statements by such
idiots luminaries as Michael Moore, who weighed in on the subject during an interview with “The Guardian.”
Mr Moore said that Mr Trump may have the virus, but said the president lying about the virus had to be considered.
He went on to speculate as to why Mr Trump would fake having the virus after spending months downplaying its danger and publicly undermining guidelines meant to mitigate its spread.
Mr Moore believes the president is responding to polling data that suggests he is falling behind his campaign rival in the 2020 US election, Democrat Joe Biden. Under Mr Moore’s theory, Mr Trump hopes to change the media narrative and garner sympathy amoung the public by pretending to have the virus.
Bette Midler pretty much echoed Moore’s statement. Midler, best remembered for being consistently mistaken for Joy Behar tweeted the following drivel
Most of the contestants chose to submit an entry that was both moronic and original. Others, such as Juliette Kayyem, CNN Analyst, and proof (as if more was necessary) that a Harvard education is a colossal waste of money, went with the classic “Russia, Russia, Russia.” Kayyem’s tweet was hardly original, but it does still qualify for moronic. She also attempted to score additional idiocy points by adding the hashtag “#doctorslietoo,” however she neglected to add “unless they agree with our COVID narrative because that renders them infallible” to the hashtag.
In the lesser know category “Idiotic tweets by some guy named Josh,” there was this strong entry
No doubt judges will be hard-pressed to select a winner from this year’s plethora of qualifying entries. Still, as most people are aware, the end of October is typically when the truly inept step forward and offer their most ignoble submissions. We can hardly wait