In a tweet today a reporter for BuzzFeed quoted S.E. Cupp who was giving a speech at a Faith & Freedom Conference in Washington D.C.
"I'm a pundit, that's what we do. We feign outrage," the tweet quoted Cupp as saying. Of course, this looks bad. It looks like Cupp, in whatever context, is saying political pundits like herself aren't exactly honest. But Cupp clarified to Mediaite that she was actually discussing her book Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media’s Attack on Christianity and referenced the subtitle, telling the audience, "If the subtitle sounds alarmist and hysterical, hey, that’s what we do. I’m a pundit, that’s what we do. We feign outrage."
However, Cupp tells Mediaite, in the next breath she said “In this case the outrage is entirely sincere and deserved.”
“That’s a bizarre pullout quote,” said Cupp upon learning that [the BuzzFeed reporters'] tweet was provoking controversy. “It was a joke, A, and B, completely said in the context of, ‘if you think that sounds crazy, we can be crazy.’ But sometimes it is deserved.”