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New York Magazine

I got a kick out of reading the New York Magazine article that Mollie Hemingway linked to yesterday. If I hadn’t gotten a first hand account of the voyage from my friends, Ricochet members Captain & Mrs. Spaulding, I might almost have believed the article’s author, Joe Ha…

  1. Basil Fawlty

    Good Lord!  Even the leather lounge chairs on that cruise were white.

  2. Roberto
    Albert Arthur: Absolutely nothing.  I mean, seriously. Who cares about the racial make-up of magazine staff and readership? · · 5 hours ago

    Liberals. 

  3. Franco

    Good work!

  4. Mollie Hemingway
    C

    I’m surprised you were able to pick up on the writer’s subtle metaphor there in the lede.

  5. Fricosis Guy

    How could one not be broken after being hit over the head with it?

    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.: I’m surprised you were able to pick up on the writer’s subtle metaphor there in the lede. · 4 minutes ago

  6. Mollie Hemingway
    C
    Fricosis Guy: How could one not be broken after being hit over the head with it? · 19 minutes ago

    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.: I’m surprised you were able to pick up on the writer’s subtle metaphor there in the lede. · 4 minutes ago

    Right. I think I might have actually whelped “yow!” when I first read it.

  7. Fricosis Guy

    Subhed rewrite: Could climate denier cruisers see the titanic irony in their sinking by the black iceberg Obama?

    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.

    Fricosis Guy: How could one not be broken after being hit over the head with it? · 19 minutes ago

    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.: I’m surprised you were able to pick up on the writer’s subtle metaphor there in the lede. · 4 minutes ago

    Right. I think I might have actually whelped “yow!” when I first read it. · 1 minute ago

  8. Fred Cole

    Not for nothing, but it was New York Magazine.

    The guy knows his readership.  They care about nonsense like that.  It lets them reinforce their perceptions.

    And, I suppose if you lived in NYC, you’d notice being surrounded by nothing but old white people.

  9. notmarx

    Soi-disant hip white lefties confer on themselves blackitude honoris causa; and, with that magical authenticity, erase blackness from black Republicans. 

  10. Joan of Ark La Tex

    Great investigative work and critical analysis. Makes my morning coffee so much more interesting. Thanks. 

  11. Joan of Ark La Tex
    notmarx: Soi-disant hip white lefties confer on themselves blackitude honoris causa; and, with that magical authenticity, erase blackness from black Republicans.  · 49 minutes ago

    Perfect statement. Deserves a feed of its own.

  12. Albert Arthur, 16th Earl of Tuftonboro, Lord Dime-Hacker, etc.
    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.: I’m surprised you were able to pick up on the writer’s subtle metaphor there in the lede. · 2 hours ago

    I was homeschooled. ;-)

  13. Goldgeller

    It’s always race with the truly committed lefties. John Yoo being on the cruise doesn’t count I guess… 

    In any case, the article was an interesting read. I enjoyed the podcast from the cruise. I’m way behind on my Ricochet podcasts.

  14. Ross C

    I think what we grow immune to seeing is that the left is making a proof by assertion argument that conservatives are racists.  The proof offered in this “story” is that there were nothing but white people there (ergo conservatives must be racist).

    It is the political club of our age and will be wielded by the left for years to come.  It is great that you are able to skewer this ridiculous but evil fool Hagan.  We must continue to attack and denounce the race baiters even though it is usually boring work.  Thanks for making it interesting for once.

  15. Jim Littlejohn

    It seems to me that New York magazine staff could use a bit of diversity, but perhaps one of them is at least 1/32nd Cherokee .  Thanks for peeling back one more layer of liberal hypocrisy – - only 999 layers to go.

  16. Albert Arthur, 16th Earl of Tuftonboro, Lord Dime-Hacker, etc.
    Jim Littlejohn: It seems to me that New York magazine staff could use a bit of diversity, but perhaps one of them is at least 1/32nd Cherokee .  Thanks for peeling back one more layer of liberal hypocrisy – - only 999 layers to go. · 2 minutes ago

    It’s possible that the staffers of whom I couldn’t find pictures are all black. But in that case, I have to ask: why is New York Magazine so ashamed of their black staffers that they’ve scrubbed all photos of them from the Internet? (Am I learning how to play this game correctly?)

  17. Rob Long
    C

    This is perfect!

    You know, he was actually a nice guy.  But it was clear that he embarked fully pre-convinced of his general take.  It’s such a lazy point, too, the “all white” stuff.  And I sat at dinner with ten people each night — that’s seven dinners, so seventy folks in all, a pretty representative sample.  I didn’t hear a peep about race.  I heard a lot of smart analysis of what happened to the campaign, and some great gallows humor, but my groups, anyway, were cheerful and resigned to the long fight back.

  18. James Lileks
    C

    Ditto what Rob said. 

    Also, where are the fact checkers at New York? It wasn’t a week after the election, it was ten days when we were at Roatan. For that matter, the world’s second most famous nautical metaphor – the first being the Titanic, of course – was intentionally scuttled to provide amusement for tourists. Surely he could have extracted more symbolism from that.

  19. KarlUB

    Not only white, but all of them– by appearances– seem to be milquetoast hipsters. Every single blessed one of them.

    I mean, if you walked into a cocktail party populated by all of those people, dressed the way they are with the associated eyewear, haircuts, and accessories, would you have any doubt whatsoever what all of these people think about all major issues?

    Sure, you’d probably be wrong once or twice. There could be a Paul-ista hiding in there, somewhere. But those exceptions would prove the rule.

  20. Jerry Carroll
    Rob Long: This is perfect!

    You know, he was actually a nice guy.  

    He wasn’t, really. He just made you think so.

    “Every journalist who is not too stupid or full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible. He is a kind of confidence man, preying on people’s vanity, ignorance, or loneliness, gaining their trust and betraying them without remorse.” Janet Malcolm

     

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