CNN’s Chris Cillizza endures brutal Reddit AMA

Chris Cillizza interviews Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.
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Sometimes Reddit AMAs are informative and fun for the people answering the questions, and sometimes they're like walking into an asteroid field.

Chris Cillizza's Tuesday AMA was more like the latter.

The CNN journalist has long been a favorite hate-read for a handful of journalists as well as viewers/readers who aren't a fan of his horse-race style of political news coverage.

Perhaps he should have known he'd be walking into some brutal questions during his AMA. Hey, maybe he did know, and he went ahead with it anyway. We listed some of the more grimace-inducing questions, below.

This question, from Fusion's Libby Watson, was deleted for a period of time, but answered anyway.

Other questions were equally punishing while being a touch more pointed.

And as expected, some took issue with reporting from Cillizza that focuses more on political theater than policy.

Even when that theater includes a politician choke-slamming a reporter.

But perhaps the most important question of all went to Wired's Ashley Feinberg.

Cillizza did write that he wants to hear out his critics, so, hey, maybe he knew it was a bad idea and did it anyway. Or not.

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