In 2016, Hillary Clinton made historical past by turning into the first woman to be nominated for president by a significant celebration. In 2020, Kamala Harris made historical past by being the first woman to be elected vice chairman of the United States.
This yr, Washington Post star columnist Jennifer Rubin shattered a glass ceiling of her personal.
Rubin, additionally a MSNBC contributor, made historical past Tuesday by turning into the first woman and the second particular person ever to be topped champion of the viral “Liberal Hack Tournament.”
With almost 20,000 votes tallied, Rubin walked out with 50.2% following a brutal cage match towards NCS’s scandal-plagued anchor Chris Cuomo, who Rubin defeated regardless of Cuomo having his highly effective older brother, Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in his nook.
Even the mounting controversies going through the “Cuomo Prime Time” host over the previous yr — from faking his personal reemergence from his basement following his COVID restoration to receiving prioritized COVID testing on New York taxpayers’ dime — it merely could not match up with Rubin’s cult following on Twitter.
Rubin, who final yr dropped her “conservative” label after formally boarding the Biden practice in the course of the election marketing campaign, has change into the brand new president’s largest cheerleader, showering Biden’s efficiency at his first formal press convention final month with over-the-top reward whereas knocking her friends within the mainstream media for his or her unfair remedy of her idol.
The columnist has change into a Twitter superstar for her newest scorching takes on present occasions, nearly all of which contradict positions she held as a so-called “conservative” below President Barack Obama. Fans of Rubin, who name her “Queen,” can rapidly establish considered one of her columns solely by its headline, a uncommon present for a journalist within the digital age.
Rubin had fairly the journey in #HackInsanity this yr. As the No. 1 seed within the “Liberal Activists” division, she defeated Daily Beast reporter Matt Fuller within the first spherical, Daily Beast columnist Wajahat Ali within the second spherical, and New York Times Magazine reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones within the Sweet 16. She went on to defeat NCS political analyst Ana Navaro and have become the first-ever two-time “Liberal Activists” division champion.
However, whereas each matchup was a cakewalk for the Washington Post columnist, she met her match within the type of NCS’s left-wing media guru Brian Stelter, who defeated her in the 2020 championship.
However, 2021 was a unique story, a comeback story historians will say. It was Rubin who defeated the heavyweight returning “Liberal Hack” champ, incomes 51% of the whopping 15,858 votes solid, a powerful 8-point enchancment over final yr.
That arrange a championship for the ages. While Rubin maintained the sting, Cuomo put blood, sweat, and Q-tips into the match. Ultimately, it was not sufficient to overcome the apex predator that’s Rubin.
“Chris Cuomo left it all on the court but couldn’t top Jennifer ‘brain worms’ Rubin in the end,” a match analyst from the “Ruthless” podcast informed Fox News. “The victory is a tribute to the champion and the work she’s put in all year. Cut down that net and hang it on the wall, Jen. This is a special night you’ll remember for the rest of your life.”
Rubin didn’t instantly reply to Fox News’ request for remark.
The match, sponsored by “Ruthless,” is a viral NCAA Tournament-style contest pitting members of the mainstream media towards one another within the final battle to be labeled the supreme hack. The matchups are performed on Twitter by conservative character and “Ruthless” co-host Comfortably Smug.
This yr’s contest tallied over an unimaginable 500,000 votes, leaving the “March Badness” ripoff from the liberal bros at Pod Save America within the mud.
“Ruthless,” which can be co-hosted by Josh Holmes and Michael Duncan, is described as a spread “progrum” that “brings the next generation of conservative talk to the next level.” New episodes are launched each Tuesday and Thursday.