CNN Political Analyst Makes Up A Conversation Between Two Republican Senators — Gets Dragged On Twitter

Written by K. Walker on January 23, 2020

His defense is almost as lame as his tweets. Almost.

Joe Lockhart is a political analyst at CNN who was a former Clinton White House official.

On Wednesday, Lockhart, who is covering the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump tweeted, “Overheard convo between two Republican Senators who only watch Fox News. ‘is this stuff real? I haven’t heard any of this before. I thought it was all about a server. If half the stuff Schiff is saying is true, we’re up shit’s creek. Hope the White House has exculpatory evidence.[‘]”

After the tweet started getting some pushback, he tweeted, “Ok maybe I made up the convo, but you know that’s exactly what they’re thinking.”

Is it, Joe? Is that what Republican Senators are thinking? They’re not thinking that House Democrats that didn’t bother to do their work properly and impeached the President without a single criminal charge are now hoping that Senate will do their work for them? They’re not thinking that this is a bold attempt to overturn the 2016 election and interfere in the 2020 election? They’re not thinking that? Who knew.

It turns out that Joe isn’t just a former Clinton White House official and a CNN political analyst — as Stephen Miller pointed out, he also hosts a podcast called “Words Matter.”

Some of the conservative blue-checks dragged him for his ridiculous tweets.

Lockhart attempted to diffuse the situation by saying it was all “satire” but Fox News is clearly a problem because Fox viewers are ignorant having been sheltered from the predominant leftwing news bias.

Sure, it could be that. Or that the Media(D) is selectively covering the news and inserts bias into reportage, Mr. CNN Analyst Who Used To Work For A Democrat President. Fox News and MSNBC can tilt right and left respectively, but CNN is supposed to be the middle-of-the-road, unbiased news that gives equal time to both sides. Is that happening, genius?

Also, Lockhart, like his CNN bosses clearly don’t comprehend what satire is. Perhaps they should spend some time reading the Babylon Bee to grasp the nuance of satire instead of going after them. 

Even the Babylon Bee commented on Lockhart’s original post.

Joe also tweeted that he thought it was funny that his “joke” poked a bear.

Here’s the thing, Joe, it wasn’t a joke. You know how these things work. The original tweet gets attention — even WaPo’s “conservative blogger” Jennifer Rubin had promoted the tweet — and the correction gets ignored.


Shortly after his “relax” tweet, he tweeted out that disinformation is being sown by those who are outside of the leftwing Media(D) bubble.

Not half an hour after he posts a fake conversation that he completely made up to push a narrative, he is railing against the Trump administration using a tweet by Associated Press White House reporter, Jill Colvin.

Finally, he made it clear that despite the excitement by Democrats, impeachment isn’t supposed to be a means of entertainment.

Someone ought to tell Rep. Adam Schiff(D-CA) that this isn’t a forum for melodramatic grandstanding with his political thriller screenplay.

Hell, someone should tell Joe Lockhart who posted a fictional conversation pretending that it was real and insisting that even though it isn’t “factually correct” it’s clearly “morally right.”

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker