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CNN Reporter Gets Ripped for Comparing 2020 Democrats to ‘Game of Thrones’ Characters

The questionable comparisons by Cillizza were blasted by people on Twitter, with some citing the piece as why journalism is dying.

By NTK Staff | 05.14.2019 @12:00pm
CNN Reporter Gets Ripped for Comparing 2020 Democrats to ‘Game of Thrones’ Characters

CNN’s Chris Cillizza got destroyed on Twitter for a piece he wrote on Sunday in which the analyst compared 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to characters of the hit HBO show, “Game of Thrones.”

SPOILERS AHEAD

In the piece, Cillizza compared former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) to the character Jaime Lannister.

“O’Rourke, like the Kingslayer, appears at first glance to be born to do this. (He said as much!) But that sense of destiny overlooks deeper internal conflict about who they are and whether they are doing the right thing,” Cillizza wrote.

The “deeper internal conflict” that Jaime Lannister faces in the show is because of his incestual relationship with his sister, Cersei Lannister.

Cillizza compared Cersei Lannister (who famously blew up all of her enemies in the season six finale) to former Vice President Joe Biden.

Cillizza compared Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) to Daenerys Targaryen, who literally burned down the fictional capital with all of its inhabitants last week.

Members of the Twitter community blasted Cillizza’s questionable comparisons, with some citing the piece as why journalism is dying.

Here are some of the best reactions to Cillizza’s piece on Twitter:

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