The original aim of this past Monday’s CNN Tonight segment appears to have been to use a recent monologue by comedian Bill Maher to engage religious scholar Reza Aslan in a debate about the violent intentions of Islam. That sorta happened. Really though, over the course of 10 minutes CNN anchors–poorly armed with generalizations but not specific facts–participated in a master class, led by Aslan, on bigotry. At one point Aslan uses the word "stupid," as in the serious, dictionary definition of the word. Watch above.

(h/t MediaMatters)