Chapo Trap House: 391 - Bernie Won (2/5/20)
February 5, 2020 12:32 PM - Subscribe

We celebrate Bernie's victory in the Iowa Caucus.

if you need some inspiration before New Hampshire, give this one a listen.
posted by JimBennett (5 comments total)
I have to say, a lot of the luster goes off these guys for me when they stop coming across like upward-punching underdogs and start being sore winners. When they singled out one of their big fans they'd met for owning a Warren pin and directly said "fuck you" to him on the show, that was just about the limit for me.
posted by churl at 3:11 PM on February 10, 2020

if you go up to the hosts of chapo trap house wearing a bunch of liz warren gear and tell them you're a huge fan of their podcast, i'm really not sure what else you would expect?
posted by JimBennett at 6:06 PM on February 10, 2020

I guess if it were me I would expect not to have two people who I’d looked up to act nice to me in person then go back to their 120,000 listeners and say “fuck you” a bunch of times about me, because I failed their purity test by acknowledging the one other M4A candidate in the field by wearing a button instead of by making hissing noises.
posted by churl at 10:07 PM on February 10, 2020

i would prefer not to get into this but in the chapos eyes (and mine) elizabeth warren is no longer a viable M4A candidate. besides that, the "purity test" is a myth - this is a primary, the whole point is to suss out the differences between candidates, and the hosts have made it plenty clear who they support and why.

anyway i thought there was a lot to love in this episode, their attitudes were honestly inspiring, i don't really care if the hosts are mean to people because it's chapo trap house and that's kind of what they do.
posted by JimBennett at 10:14 PM on February 10, 2020 [1 favorite]

Sure, I hear that. Although the phrase “purity test” might have a more specific meaning in this context than I realized, because I just meant, in a general sense, what the hosts are willing to tolerate—which they’re publicly dragging that fan in order to make perfectly clear. On reflection I guess I’ve spent 100+ episodes hoping that Chapo was something just... a few degrees off from what it actually is. Sounds like that might just be me.
posted by churl at 10:32 PM on February 10, 2020

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