Real News with TheBlaze contributor S.E. Cupp has joined the ranks at MSNBC as the token conservative on their new “dinner party” program, The Cycle.
The show airs daily at 3PM on MSNBC, featuring three self-described ‘progressives’ and S.E... poor S.E.!
At the end of the show’s debut episode, one of the hosts – Touré (think ‘Tour’ with an obnoxious French accent at the end) – explained the concept of the program to the audience:
TOURE: So my friends, you might be wondering what we are doing here – what’s The Cycle all about? Well, we are a group of friends having a dinner party in the afternoon, and we invite you into our party, where we are going to talk about politics and culture in the ensemble format that has existed since the beginning of television because it still works. This foursome will be here together talking about America for the foreseeable future or until SE leave to run for president.
“You might be wondering why we're on the air,” Pat joked in Touré's voice. “No one knows. MSNBC seems to be some sort of tax shelter for our parent company Comcast.”
“Well we are here because the network couldn’t bring itself to give S.E. her own show,” Glenn added sarcastically. “She's really the only thing worth watching or any opinion worth listening to at all. We're just a bunch of the yahoos. We're just here to hold the seats because the company couldn't bring itself to hire anyone who is sane.”
It might seem like self-inflicted torture to have to sit around the table and discuss things with three people who vehemently disagree with you and come across as woefully misinformed, but S.E. holds her own just fine.
“She gets along with those guys,” Stu observed. “She's able to go in there and mix it there and not care. And she still of course dominates them in all the conversations, but afterwards she seems to have a pleasant demeanor over the whole thing.”
Perhaps most remarkable is the fact that Blaze reporters and commentators are really starting to infiltrate the mainstream media.
“You have to love The Blaze infecting all of the cable news networks though,” Stu said. “Will Cain is on CNN like 19 times a day, and MSNBC has now given S.E. Cupp part of her own show and they all come back for Real News on TheBlaze every night.”
“It's almost like we're infecting the mother ship,” Glenn joked.
Regardless, Glenn still couldn’t quite wrap his head around how S.E. puts up with the folks over at MSNBC. “How does she sit there with Touré for an hour and get hammered, and hammered, and hammered,” he asked. “I can't do it.”
“Poor S.E., man,” Glenn said. “Go in there, S.E., and crush ‘em!”
Watch a segment below: