CATHY AREU IS AN ALL TIME GREAT HEEL
If you are familiar with Cathy Areu, it’s likely because of her appearances on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight. Like the classic heels of professional wrestling, she dons the moniker “The Liberal Sherpa” and plays the bad guy for crowds all over the United States. She gets over on most audiences because she’s a great heel, and knows all the right buttons to trigger an eye roll from Fox’s conservative audience.
Because few recognize her for what she is, a comedic straight man who is very good at what she does. The Liberal Sherpa character she plays would take massive offense at calling her a straight man. In fact, the very word ‘man’ should be outright banned according to the Sherpa.
She is a personal favorite because she’s so committed to character. The Liberal Sherpa looks like she might burst out laughing at any moment, Cathy’s only tell. FOX knows the business side of professional wrestling, so they were likely thrilled to hire her.
So who is Cathy Areu really? Who knows, but she damn sure isn’t “The Liberal Sherpa”. She might be conservative, but is probably a perfectly sane, center leaning liberal. The character is hard line left, obviously. When Cathy is on stage, she brilliantly nails the Sherpa in a way no other FOX superstar could dream of.
I don't know what "trolling" means. … but thanks for watching!
— Cathy Areu (@AreuCathy) November 12, 2017
The problem with being a heel is that you rarely get credit for your brilliance because you’ll blow your cover. In the words of one legendary wrestling fan “It’s still real to me dammit!” So in the spirit of all time great beer commercials, I’d like to say Cathy Areu is a Real Man of Genius.