hot take

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hot take (plural hot takes)

  1. A bold, broad, and subjective moral generalization on a situation, with little or no original analysis or insight, especially by a journalist.
    • 2014 Jully 11, "Denver Post Columnist Writes The Hottest LeBron Take Ever" Drew Magary,
      We need a hero. We need the boldest, hottest take possible, issued without apology, and without ANY kind of self-awareness. We need Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla, who yesterday issued the Last Supper of hot takes [...].
    • 2015, Chris Lehmann; ‘The Candidates’, London Review of Books, volume 37, number 12:
      Carson’s demented Obama-vilifying hot takes – Obamacare was ‘the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery’ – are too extreme to gain a serious following even among the apocalyptic rank-and-file of today’s GOP.
    • 2020 August 23, Robert Mitchell, “‘What’s the Matter with Kansas?’ The words still resonate 124 years later.”, in Washington Post:
      Today, 124 years after its publication, “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” might be described as the archetypal political “hot take” — written in anger and filled with insulting characterizations of political opponents.