Variety Magazine Excited by ‘Apolitical’ Ellen Getting ‘Involved’ in 2020 Democrat Campaigns

NewsBusters | 5/10/2019 | Staff
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Entertainment magazine Variety sat down with comedian and daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres recently to talk about her latest standup routine for Netflix and hype her suddenly becoming “political” for Democrats. Despite the media, and DeGeneres herself, constantly denying her partisanship, she’s always been a liberal activist, both behind the scenes and on her show.

Variety’s Michael Schneider downplayed her activism from start with his headline that read, “Ellen DeGeneres Will Get Political in 2020, Just Not on Her Show: ‘We Need a Change.’ In the accompanying article, DeGeneres told Schneider that she didn’t bring politics into her work even though she had opinions:

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DeGeneres told Variety that although she remains mostly apolitical on her talk show and in her standup, she’ll definitely be involved in the 2020 campaign.

"I have my opinions. I try not to bring it in. I’m not a political comedian. I’m political but I’m not the kind of person that’s going to talk about politics in standup. But I definitely think that we need a change, and we’ll figure out who that person is. I’m going to wait and see who ends up getting...
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