Over the past few months, former NFL star quarterback Brett Favre has been in the news headlines for some ugly reasons due to his alleged involvement in a scandal that took welfare money intended for Mississippi’s poorest residents. But it sounds like Favre doesn’t want people to read those headlines.
This week, the former quarterback appeared on Donald Trump Jr.’s “Triggered” podcast where he had a pretty harsh assessment of the American news media. Brett Favre claimed that “the left” controls “99.9%” of the news, giving them control over “the agenda.”
“If you’re watching the news, depending on who you’re watching, 99.9% of the news is the left. So there’s a huge agenda,” Favre said on the podcast. “They control the narrative.”
Brett Favre was a guest on Junior’s podcast tonight. He says he tells people not to watch the news because 99.9% of it is all controlled by the Left. pic.twitter.com/wIDOa6MQpc
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) June 5, 2023
Due to his fear that the liberal left was controlling the narrative, Favre had a bold suggestion for anybody thinking of watching the news or even attempting to stay up to date on current events: don’t.
“The best way to squash that is don’t watch it – don’t listen,” Favre said.
It’s certainly a bold message from someone who has been the subject of hundreds of unfavorable news articles over the past several months, and people had plenty to say about it on Twitter.
I wrote Brett Favre's biography, "Gunslinger." I can say with 100 percent certainty the man is an idiot. This is unambiguous. https://t.co/9hzDExlx8h
— Jeff Pearlman (@jeffpearlman) June 5, 2023
— Vincent Verhei (@VincentVerhei) June 6, 2023
➡️ Doesn't respond to reporters.
➡️ Spoke out against Naomi Osaka because she didn't make herself available to the media.
➡️ Believes no one should watch the news.pic.twitter.com/sfQuLvW7ja https://t.co/QsOzb0AGmZ
— CONFIRM JUDGE SCOTT COLOM 👨🏾⚖️ (@jallen1985) June 6, 2023
Damn. Brett Favre really is the dumbest person in this clip. Tough to do. pic.twitter.com/5jEGzvaVBW
— Travis Jaudon (@JaudonSports) June 6, 2023
A reminder that Brett Favre was involved in a scandal in which Mississippi welfare funds went towards building a volleyball court at his daughter's college.
He's just another in a looong line of right-wing con artists. https://t.co/lbK9n7BXJW
— TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes) June 6, 2023
Brett Favre had NOTHING bad to say about the mainstream media during all the years they played along with and perpetuated his image as some “aw shucks good old boy” quarterback hero. Such a bitter welfare fraud.
— Jim Is Exhausted (@_ere4545_d) June 6, 2023
It’s safe to say people weren’t really impressed with Favre for these comments.