VIDEO: Liberal elitism in a nutshell

Posted by: ST on June 27, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Liberal NYT columnist David Carr on “middle America“:

Transcript (via RCP):

New York Times columnist David Carr responds to Bill Maher implying Alabama and Kansas are not the “smart states.”

David Carr: “If it’s Kansas, Missouri, no big deal. You know, that’s the dance of the low-sloping foreheads. The middle places, right? [pause] Did I just say that aloud?”

And speaking of “low-sloping foreheads” – ladies and gentleman, allow me to introduce … (drumroll) … Mr. David Carr:

David Carr

Photo of David Carr - courtesy of Getty Images.

Carr has lamely apologized. I ain’t buyin’ it. Neither is IWF’s Charlotte Hays:

Yep, and the message was loud and clear. Carr has already apologized but the apology only shows the truth of Michael Kinsley’s remark that a gaffe is when you tell the truth in Washington (and by extension on the Bill Maher show). This is really how the elite press views the rest of the world (and maybe one reason the rest of the world is increasingly unwilling to buy their products).

These are the people who will be covering the 2012 presidential race, trying to move us towards re-electing President Obama. Remember what they really believe when you are tempted to accept their judgments uncritically.

No worries there.

Ed Driscoll has much more.

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9 Responses to “VIDEO: Liberal elitism in a nutshell”


  1. Great White Rat says:

    This is one fundamental difference between liberals and conservatives. They believe an elite aristocracy – themselves, of course – should rule the rest of us. We have more confidence in the wisdom and common sense of the everyday American.

    Think back to Bill Buckley’s famous quote:

    I’d rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.

    Fact is, that kind of trust in the good sense of the common American used to be the standard. I give you Abraham Lincoln on July 4, 1861, talking about the soldiers gathering to fight in the Civil War:

    There are many single regiments whose members, one or another, possess full practical knowledge of all the arts, sciences, professions, and whatever else…..and there is scarcely a one from which there could not be selected a President, a Cabinet, a Congress and perhaps a Court abundantly competent to administer the government itself.

    Our best leaders have been those who not only love, but respect and admire the American people. It’s something you can sense, viscerally. Lincoln had that trait. More recently, Reagan personified that love and respect, and as a result, we loved and respected him right back. Obama does not. Neither does this pustule from the NYT.

  2. Great White Rat says:

    Here’s another thing that occurred to me: what sort of people gave us this country and this greatest of all experiments in human freedom? Elitists like Carr or everyday people?

    From what I remember, Ben Franklin was a printer, Washington and Jefferson were farmers. John Hancock went to Harvard, it’s true, but he was a businessman, running a major import-export company. According to Wikipedia, Sam Adams wasn’t even that talented. He failed in business and got a job making the malt for beer. Paul Revere was a silversmith.

    So Carr would consider all of them to be people with low-sloping foreheads.

    Not to mention Lincoln who had what – a year or two of formal education?

    Fact is, every mess we’re in today is the result of some elitist interfering with what everyday people would do successfully. Look at the collapse of the housing market that triggered our curent economic mess. The average American would have the sense not to make loans to people who couldn’t possibly pay them back, and neither did most banks, until forced to by elitists who had no practical experience in banking.

    Two more examples of what the “commoners” can achieve: our greatest 20th century president, the man responsible for extending liberty to more people worldwide than anyone else in that century, graduated from a place called Eureka College. Definitely a “low-sloping forehead” establishment.

    And when the War on Terror began in earnest, it wasn’t the elites who won our first victory. Nope. It was a group of 40 common people, strangers who found themselves on a UA flight from Newark to San Francisco and who decided that they would not let the terrorists achieve their objective.

    Me, I’ll take the judgement of middle America over the elites every time.

    OK…off the soapbox. Apologies for the length of the rant. :)

  3. maddogg says:

    Heh. Put a straw hat, coveralls, and a pair of worn out Army boots on Carr and he could have starred in “Deliverance”. I’d like to hear him holler “squeal like a pig, boy”! I bet he is a natural.

  4. Paul says:

    Mr. Carr is an elitist asshole ! There I said it. He could learn a lot from the average American !!

  5. Judging by the photo, this David Carr isn’t even smart enough to acquire a properly fitted suit jacket. Moron.

    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

  6. Mike W says:

    I am a democrat because they tell me I dont have to do hard things like thinking so I dont.

  7. Zippy says:

    That’s about the size cranium that’s fitting for a cookie jar.

    LOLLLOLL @ maddogg! hahaah indeed!

  8. Jim McDonald says:

    Still upset about no prom date…

  9. captaingrumpy says:

    Why do people buy the NY times and watch Maher????