There are three things we can learn from Fareed Zakaria’s rant against the president Friday in a sit-down with fellow CNN host Don Lemon. One is that CNN permits the use on-air of the word bullsh*t, used both as a noun and a present participle. Another is that the Left, never strong on making reasoned arguments on behalf the policies and actions of Barack Obama, is equally weak in making reasoned arguments against Obama’s replacement. The third is that liberals one by one are losing their minds over the fact of the Trump presidency and, inadvertently, providing enormous entertainment to those of us less vexed by this reality.
Here is the uncensored video of Zakaria’s tirade. If you are offended by profanity, opt not to play it. (If you’d like the flavor of the episode without the cursing, there are versions of the clip online that bleep out the BS word.)
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) March 18, 2017
Here’s the transcript of the money portion of the remarks with redactions:
The president is somewhat indifferent to things that are true or false. He has spent his whole life bullsh***ing. He has succeeded by bullsh***ing. He has gotten the presidency by bullsh***ing. It’s very hard to tell somebody at that point that bulls**t doesn’t work, because look at the results, right? But that’s what he does. He sees something, he doesn’t particularly care if it’s true or not, he just puts it out there. And then he puts something else out….
It goes without saying that CNN has fallen on hard times, what with all the fake news it has been caught generating. The last thing the network needs is a new nickname based on its call letters: Crass Commentary Network.