Patrick Mahomes Responds to Reporter’s Question About Idiotic Super Bowl Conspiracy Theory: 'It’s Been Wild'

The fact that CNN is giving idiotic conspiracy theories airtime bodes well for the year ahead.

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For some fucking reason, Patrick Mahomes, Super Bowl LVIII MVP, was asked about conspiracy theories often peddled by the dumbest people alive during a recent CNN interview.

A clip has been making the rounds showing the moment, which sees Mahomes fielding an inquiry about the ridiculous conspiracy theories centered on Taylor Swift and current POTUS Joe Biden, namely that the latest Super Bowl was somehow orchestrated to benefit them both at a political level.

"Yeah, it’s been wild to see," Mahomes, against a backdrop of Disneyland, said when asked about the abject idiocy. "I mean, I try to focus in on football as much as possible but there’s always some conspiracy theories out there. I just try to enjoy football and my family. I try to stay off social media as much as possible."

CNN's Abby Phillip asks Patrick Mahomes to comment on the conspiracies that his Super Bowl victory was rigged to benefit Joe Biden

— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) February 13, 2024

If it’s unclear why a reporter would actually entertain any of this, much less give it significant airtime, that’s just American life in 2024. To be clear, these conspiracy theories begin, of course, on the far-right before becoming interview fodder on the other side of the proverbial aisle.

While I would argue that anyone still positing CNN as somehow superior to any other TV news outlet is missing the larger point, namely that it's all the same fucking grift, I received a thoughtful email from a reader shortly after posting the initial version of this piece that pushed back against such an assertion. This reader argued that to simply point at the situation and call it "hopeless," as I've been known to do, is a cop-out. They may very well be right, or at least close to right, and I appreciate the commentary. True change is always possible, even during those times when it feels like a decidedly faraway idea.

Biden, meanwhile, recently draw criticism for once again utilizing the Dark Brandon meme in a joking reaction to the Super Bowl-focused conspiratorial thinking (Please note that I am using the word ‘thinking’ in its most generous context). In short, given certain world events, many slammed the How Do You Do Fellow Kids-esque attempt at a joke as woefully misguided.

It's an election year, unfortunately, so look for all manner of fuckery to continue in the months ahead.

Just like we drew it up.

— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) February 12, 2024

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