CNN is the home of next week’s Republican debate, and tonight’s ever-encroaching instance of corporate synergy found Turner’s Charles Barkley being forced, hostage-proof-of-life style, to talk politics. And talk he did, slamming Donald Trump and trashing CNN—saying the network has “done an awful job this election.”

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We really feel for the person who had to tell Barkley he was going to be forced into a five-minute discussion of politics. But it was not, exactly, great television—even if he characterized Republican voters as “losers” and that “your life sucks because of you.” That portion alone probably makes this all worth it.

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