WaPo’s Rubin comparing Biden’s speech in Poland to JFK secures advance in ‘Liberal Hack’ tourny

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The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin advanced in her division at the third annual “Liberal Hack Tournament” presented by the “Ruthless” podcast after comparing President Joe Biden’s disastrous speech in Poland to John F. Kennedy’s historic speech at the Brandenburg Gate.

She’s up for the title of Liberal Activist “hack” after gushing over Biden’s speech where he declared that Russian President Vladimir Putin cannot remain in power, interpreted by many as a call for regime change, according to Fox News. The White House quickly tried to deny his war-provoking rhetoric.

Comfortably Smug’s “Ruthless” podcast tournament started out with CNN being represented by a stunning 18 competitors. Eleven of them were in the Fake News Division alone. CNN’s Jim Acosta, Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, and Ana Navarro were all in the tournament. Only one of them advanced to the Elite Eight in the annual competition. That dishonor goes to host Brian Stelter. He was the first winner of the “Liberal Hack Tournament” in 2020 and never fell below 80 percent this year in voting on Twitter.

MSNBC and NBC News also boasted a strong presence with 15 competitors, including Joy Reid, Nicolle Wallace, Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes, Stephanie Ruhle, Joe Scarborough, and Yamiche Alcindor.

Former CNN hack Chris Cuomo was shut out by The Bulwark editor-at-large Bill Kristol in a 53-47 vote. Cuomo was beaten by Jennifer Rubin last year as well. Kristol will take on Stelter in the Fake News Division championship.

In the Liberal Activists Division, former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann was bested by Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin, who is the defending champion. She shattered the glass ceiling as the first woman to win #HackMadness in 2021. Rubin walked away with 74 percent of the vote this year. Her fawning over President Biden has been second-to-none and has earned her “Kween” status on Twitter.

“The View” co-host Joy Behar is the No. 11 seed in the tournament and bested No. 2 seed, Stephen Colbert, by a 27-point margin.

Rubin and Behar are set to have an epic showdown in the Liberal Activists Division championship.

Nikole Hannah-Jones, who is the New York Times Magazine reporter and author of the controversial “1619 Project,” will be the top seed in the Way-Too-Online Division after reaching the Sweet 16 in the Liberal Activist Division last year as a No. 5 seed.

MSNBC contributor Matthew Dowd is excelling in the Establishment Division, defeating CNN contributor Jonah Goldberg with 55% of the vote. Dowd will now face off against Lincoln Project co-founder Rick Wilson, who beat CNN contributor Ana Navarro.

The Lincoln Project co-founder Steve Schmidt returned to the tournament in the Establishment Division after competing last year among the Liberal Activists and is joined by fellow co-founders Rick Wilson and Reed Galen. “Liberal Hack” veteran John Weaver, the Lincoln Project co-founder who was accused of sexually harassing young men including minors, is sitting out the contest this year.

“It’s the most highly anticipated tournament of its kind, and we’re confident the pageantry and participation in this year’s installment will top last year’s million-vote spectacle,” a spokesman for the “Ruthless” podcast told Fox News Digital.

Rubin was pilloried for her Biden sycophancy:


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