Read time: 1 minute

Conservative Pundit To John Legend: 'Shut Up And Play The Piano!'

Free speech is only for conservatives and certainly not for criticism of Israel. Musicians and other human beings need not apply.
Conservative Pundit To John Legend: 'Shut Up And Play The Piano!'

Cheers for John Legend for tweeting this earlier tonight:

Because honestly, aren't you sick of it too? No matter what you think about Kerry and his efforts, this obsequious "I must love Israel even when they're being idiots" nonsense is just out of control.

Former Reagan speechwriter John Podhoretz, on the other hand, did not care for it at all, and shot this one back at Legend:


What a lovely guy. It reminds me of the good old days, only then they took the opposite tack and told people to shut up if they criticized the government. Why, if I didn't know better, I'd think they were partisan hacks who want to shut up anyone who doesn't agree with them.

Well, of course they are.

I do, however, get giggles out of the fact that Legend's tweet has been retweeted over 12,000 times, while Podhoretz has received a whopping 54 retweets. Looks like Twitchy wouldn't even touch that one with a ten-foot pole, and that's saying something.

I'm just surprised he didn't tell Legend to shine his shoes, too.

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $21 for 2021? Please consider a one-time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team