Comedy Legend Bill Burr Savages CNN, ‘I Can’t Believe People Still Watch’

Gabriel Hays | July 20, 2021
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Sure, superstar comedian and Mandalorian star Bill Burr is one of those annoying moderates. You know, the guy who’s always like “both sides are evil,” “why should I even vote,” yadda yadda. But sometimes even he has to admit that the left is off it's damn rocker.

Last week, Burr laid into corporate media outlets for dividing the country, but really let CNN have it over its pathetic reporting. He blistered the outlet, which he basically said is so desperate for ratings that it needs its “Darth Vader,” AKA Donald Trump back in the White House.

Well that makes sense. After all, Bill Burr admitted that the current president is a “fucking bore.” Who’d want to report on that anyway?

The reliably ornery comedian launched his anti-CNN tirade during a July 15 episode of “Bill’s Monday Morning Podcast.” “I swear to God, I cannot believe people watch that channel. They’re so dumb.” Well thankfully, Mr. Burr, that number of dummies is dropping, as CNN suffered a 68% ratings plummet since last year. But we digress …

Burr continued, explaining the frustration he has with his CNN-loving mother-in-law who just has to throw on CNN everytime she comes over to help with the kids. He claimed, “She always puts on CNN. And do you know what those fucking morons are doing? Do you know what those fucking morons are doing?! They’re fucking talking about Trump.”

And of course, Burr gets it. Without daily headlines demonstrating the network’s undying loathing of Trump, CNN would be nowhere. Hilariously, the Star Wars star mentioned how Trump is like another Star Wars star – Darth Vader – for the cable news outlet. Sure he’s evil, but he’s all anyone ever wants to watch, when they pop in their VHS copies of the original trilogy. “They want Darth Vader to come back,” Burr stated, “They want him to come back. Because they had nothing to talk about, because it’s show business, and Joe Biden is a f–king bore.”

Ouch. Sorry, Joe. But it’s true. Burr quipped that there's nothing to go after Joe about, (because obviously CNN protects their own): “They can’t bitch about [Biden] because he’s wearing a blue tie.” Yeah, that sure explains the CNN ratings drop since Trump’s exit, doesn’t it?

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So sure enough, as Burr put it, CNN is “going out there.” They’re doing what they did the first time to get this guy elected by giving him all this free coverage while they act like they allegedly don’t like him,” he claimed, adding, “I don’t buy it. I don’t buy it.”

You have to wonder. Trump and CNN, along with the rest of the media, exist in a sort of toxic symbiotic relationship. They need him for survival clearly. 

Burr savaged the network with one last line, saying it’s a “corporate news channel and they’re just fucking treasonous un-American pieces of shit, just like Fox News, MSNBC, just like all of them. Just like fucking all of them.” How does he really feel?

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