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You Might Be Surprised at the Left-Wingers Barney Frank Skewered for Their 'Anti-Government' Views

"Oh, they’re all a**holes."

Barney Frank may have left his longtime seat in the House of Representatives, but the outspoken Democrat hasn't ceased offering his polarizing opinions.

In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters on everything from gay rights, the midterm elections, and the 2016 race for the White House, Frank offered what some might call a surprising criticism of the liberal media, calling it "anti-government."

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And Frank named two prominent figures he sees as particular examples: Comedy Central stars Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

Jon Stewart, left, and Stephen Colbert, center. (Image source: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images) Former Rep. Barney Frank blasted Comedy Central stars Jon Stewart, left, and Stephen Colbert, center. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

"The press is very different today. It’s a major contributing factor to pro-right-wing, anti-government feeling. Because even the liberal press is anti-government," Frank said. "Ever watched Jon Stewart say anything good about government?"

"He’s part of the problem?" the interviewer replied.

"Him and others," Frank explained. "The effect is to tell people it doesn’t make any difference who they vote for. I differentiate Bill Maher from Jon Stewart. Maher’s very funny, but also has good and bad guys on the show. You say, 'Oh, I agree more with this side than that side.' You come away from Stewart and especially [Stephen] Colbert, and say, 'Oh, they’re all a**holes.'”

(H/T: Raw Story)

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