The fact that three Jeopardy contestants failed to correctly answer a question Thursday about special counsel Robert Mueller’s scandal-plagued investigation into President Donald Trump did not appear to sit well with CNN chief national correspondent and all-knowing bro John King.
While reporting the following afternoon on what had happened on the game show the previous evening, King seemed to throw shade on the contestants for lacking the correct “focus.”
Nothing like pointing out that your network is completely out of step with “really smart” Americans. The move here was void of any self-awareness, but isn’t that the whole point?
“Only the smartest of the smart get to be on Jeopardy, right?” King asked rhetorically Friday afternoon. “So what does this little exchange last night say about the nation’s focus, or lack thereof, on the whole [Robert] Mueller Russia meddling and collusion investigation?”
“I would bomb on Jeopardy, but I’d get that one right,” he condescendingly added.
The question had been “[w]hich ex-national security adviser pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI?”
One contestant guessed White House chief of staff John Kelly and another guessed former White House adviser Sebastian Gorka. The correct answer was former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
It’s special counsel Mueller’s tedious and allegedly phony investigation into the president, and the fact that three Jeopardy contestants didn’t know this is — well, that ain’t right!
Especially given how many endless hours CNN has dedicated to boring its small base of viewers to tears with its ever-so-so insightful analysis about “Russia, Russia, Russia.”
Like Tablet magazine columnist Lee Smith sarcastically noted on Twitter, “CNN’s John King wants to know what ‘Jeopardy’ contestants were doing when they should have been watching thousands of hours of CNN’s Russiagate coverage.”
Below are some more Twitter reactions:
John King answered his own question. He said Jeopardy was for the “smartest of the smart”.
Why would a smart person believe anything they hear on CNN?
— Mark (@azml65) July 6, 2018
People who want to gain knowledge don’t watch fake news about witch hunts
— Matthew Bigham (@onebigham) July 6, 2018
We know everything we need to know about the Russia investigation. Waste of time and money based on fraud and lies.
— Adam Winge (@adamwinge) July 6, 2018
I’ll take “nobody watches CNN for $1000, Alex, so of course they didn’t know the answer”
— SB (@quiksilver661) July 6, 2018
You mean the general public doesn’t care as much about it as Fake News?! #CNN
— Arthur Goss (@arthurgoss1957) July 6, 2018
— John Ulzheimer (@johnulzheimer) July 6, 2018
Actually, not only do “most smart people” not care about this “witch hunt,” but a 53 percent majority of all Americans say the investigation is politically motivated, according to a CBS Poll published in May.
But John King knows, ladies and gentlemen .
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