I've seen that meme across the internet for a week now, and it's both bullshit AND the wrong thing to highlight. No really! Watch the actual exchange (it starts at 9:09). Or read this transcript I made for you:
NOAH: You consider yourself a conservative.
LAHREN: I do.
LAHREN: I mean, I'm millennial, so I don't really like labels. But yes, I'm conservative in thought.
NOAH: Sorry -- my brain -- you just gave a label to say you don't like labels. But anyway, um-
LAHREN: We exist on a spectrum, Trevor.
NOAH: No no no, I get you.
LAHREN: I mean, would you consider yourself a liberal?
NOAH: That was just funny. That was just funny. That was a funny moment.
Those are the actual things they said to each other. Both of them were thinking, functioning human beings the entire time. Lahren's response was only stupid if you leave out most of what she said. And the meme pretends otherwise on purpose. Why? Maybe because it satisfies the part of the brain that likes unbelievably perfect stupidity. Or satisfies the nasty part of our reptile brains that wants license to look down on people.
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Or satisfies the frontal lobe's appetite for cute boy faces.