The "Pod Save America" bros are at it again. In addition to hosting a podcast in which they discuss the most epic tweets of the week and endeavor to answer the question "Is Donald Trump bad?" the bros are also co-executive producers of the HBO documentary "Running With Beto," a film that chronicles presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke's failed 2018 Senate race against Ted Cruz.
As some have already pointed out, this is an "interesting situation" for the bros—former Obama aides Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor—who regularly comment on the Democratic primary and interview candidates on their pod.
for those who may not know what this refers to:
in other words, the Pod Save America hosts and their company have a financial stake in generating attention and positive campaign movement to @BetoORourke, for the sake of how well this movie does pic.twitter.com/SBsw7rppMs
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) March 14, 2019
On the most recent episode of "Lovett or Leave It," host Jon Lovett made a jab at critics of the situation by referring to O'Rourke as "supposedly our best friend" during a discussion about the launch of Beto's campaign. Favreau, on the other hand, took the opportunity to lash out at Beto's critics in the national press, a sacred institution that is typically only questioned by those who abhor free speech and democracy.
Favreau, a.k.a. "Favs," acknowledged that Beto's candidacy is facing "very legitimate questions," especially given the former congressman and failed Senate candidate's limited resume, but he took issue with some of Beto's press coverage.
"The national media has sort of lost its mind a little bit," Favreau said with passion. "Like, first of all there's, like, road block coverage—he's getting a lot more coverage than other people. But then there's, like, a lot of reporters who are just, like, openly hostile for, like, reasons that are not, like … some of the stuff on Twitter has just been, holy shit!"
Prior to launching their podcast, the Obama bros were best known for their topless beer pong exploits in the nation's capital.