HuffPo’s Deplorable Safari

 

Huffington Post is putting their elite writing staff of Pajama Boys and Nasty Women on a bus and sending them out of the East Village and sending them out to visit red states in the Heartland that voted for Trump (although, they will mostly go to blue urban islands within red states.)

What They Claim They Will Do: “We will travel the old-fashioned way — via bus — to 20-plus states to hear from some of the under-heard, diverse Americans who make up the communities that form much of our nation. And by working on the ground with community leaders, nonprofits, educational institutions, local businesses and others, we’ll make sure people know we’re there to listen.”

What They Will Actually Do: Talk to other leftists to reinforce their baseline narrative; Leftists are brilliant enlightened people and Middle America would do well to adopt the lifestyles and attitudes of coastal elites. One can almost make a bingo drinking game out of the people who they will be featuring in the pieces that result from this tour. The standard template will be “[Member of the Coalition of the Oppressed] who feels [some emotion].”

  • Mohammedan living in a city/town in a red state who “feels afraid.”
  • Illegal Immigrant living a red state who “feels uncertain”
  • Transgendered person living in a red state who “feels isolated.”
  • Lesbian couple living in a red state who “feel frustrated.”
  • A college professor living in a red state whose campus just legalized concealed carry who “feels isolated, frustrated, and afraid.”

You can mix and match them, of course. There will also be the odd, “we ate at this out of the way diner/restaurant chain that we had never heard of and it was actually good” type story.

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  1. Hoyacon Member
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    Mike LaRoche (View Comment):
    “Pajama Boys and Nasty Women” — love it!

    The title of my next album (with appropriate credit).

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  2. GLDIII Reagan
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    Victor Tango Kilo:Huffington Post is putting their elite writing staff of Pajama Boys and Nasty Women on a bus and sending them out of the East Village and sending them out to visit red states in the Heartland that voted for Trump (although, they will mostly go to blue urban islands within red states.)

    What They Claim They Will Do: “We will travel the old-fashioned way — via bus — to 20-plus states to hear from some of the under-heard, diverse Americans who make up the communities that form much of our nation. And by working on the ground with community leaders, nonprofits, educational institutions, local businesses and others, we’ll make sure people know we’re there to listen.”

    What They Will Actually Do: <snip>

    The standard template will be “[Member of the Coalition of the Oppressed] who feels [some emotion].”

    • Lesbian couple living in a red state who “feel frustrated.”

    Why should the Lesbian couples feel any less frustrated than the married couples do? It only fun when it is forbidden.

     

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  3. Hoyacon Member
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    Michael C. Lukehart (View Comment):
    They ought to drive F-150s rather than take a bus trip. They will get a sense of how real people in America travel. And eat.

    I fear the collateral damage of putting one of these “journalists” behind the wheel of a full-size truck might not be worth it.  They could wipe out an entire small town. OK, maybe the 3.6 Liter “Ecoboost”, but nothing more.

     

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  4. profdlp Inactive
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    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):
    #HuffPoInTheHeartland The whitest tour since Whitesnake and White Lion toured with Great White, White Zombie and the White Stripes.

    I didn’t know there were that many Hanson Brothers.

    (Language)

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  5. profdlp Inactive
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    And then there is Lydia.

    Lydia.

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  6. Hoyacon Member
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    profdlp (View Comment):
    And then there is Lydia.

    Lydia.

    Could be Brooks Bros.  You still can’t beat a Brooks blazer and cotton button-down

     

     

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  7. Mike LaRoche Inactive
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    https://youtu.be/XehEY46Zz5U

    “Sweet Loretta Martin thought she was a woman
    But she was another man
    All the girls around her say she’s got it coming
    But she gets it while she can…”

    • #37
  8. Seawriter Contributor
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    Made Instapundit.

    Seawriter

    • #38
  9. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Seawriter (View Comment):
    Made Instapundit.

    Seawriter

    Woot! Love it when that happens! Congratulations, VTK.

    Instapundit also elevated you to “Contributor” status. Has anyone informed Jon?

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  10. DocJay Inactive
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    Hmmm.  I bet they all just want sex.   Wherever LaRoche lives they should go there and wear cheerleading skirts.

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  11. GLDIII Reagan
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    DocJay (View Comment):
    Hmmm. I bet they all just want sex. Wherever LaRoche lives they should go there and wear cheerleading skirts.

    This would force him to choose his priorities, hot looking cheerleader chippies, vs hard core feminists that would despise ever fiber of his being. Which side his brain would prevail?

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  12. DocJay Inactive
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    GLDIII (View Comment):

    DocJay (View Comment):
    Hmmm. I bet they all just want sex. Wherever LaRoche lives they should go there and wear cheerleading skirts.

    This would force him to choose his priorities, hot looking cheerleader chippies, vs hard core feminists that would despise ever fiber of his being. Which side his brain would prevail?

    The side with the red rubber ball and latex gimp suit always wins.

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  13. Mike LaRoche Inactive
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    DocJay (View Comment):

    GLDIII (View Comment):

    DocJay (View Comment):
    Hmmm. I bet they all just want sex. Wherever LaRoche lives they should go there and wear cheerleading skirts.

    This would force him to choose his priorities, hot looking cheerleader chippies, vs hard core feminists that would despise ever fiber of his being. Which side his brain would prevail?

    The side with the red rubber ball and latex gimp suit always wins.

    Get ready…

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  14. Michael C. Lukehart Inactive
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Michael C. Lukehart (View Comment):
    They ought to drive F-150s rather than take a bus trip. They will get a sense of how real people in America travel. And eat.

    I fear the collateral damage of putting one of these “journalists” behind the wheel of a full-size truck might not be worth it. They could wipe out an entire small town. OK, maybe the 3.6 Liter “Ecoboost”, but nothing more.

    If they come to Bakersfield, I will invite them to a tour of Second Amendment Sports (a real store).  Then down the street to a real BBQ where people who wear uniforms and safety gear to work get lunch and talk about high-school sports and family.  Then a visit to a welding or machinists shop.  About this time they will be going through latte withdrawal and I will forbear the church dinner, figuring that the culture shock might cause serious psychic injury.  Actually going into a shooting range is, of course, totally out of the question.

    Query: Should I explain hard-hats to them?  Just wondering.

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  15. Full Size Tabby Member
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    DrewInWisconsin (View Comment):
    You know, the more I read about this, the dumber it is. I was going to give them just a smidgen of credit for recognizing that they need to get out there and meet people not like them. But though they’re going to Trump States, they’re sticking to cities that voted for Hillary.

    “Though many of the cities the group is visiting voted for Hillary Clinton in last year’s election, all but two of the states went to Trump. But Polgreen says they’re not visiting “Trump country,” pointing to a reason for each city or state on the tour like an interesting community college system in Fort Wayne or Detroit’s large Arab-American population. Hillary Frey, HuffPost’s director of editorial strategy who came up with the bus tour idea, also pointed out that logistically it didn’t make sense to go to the corners of the country where the distance from one city to the next would be too far.”

    Lame. They’re not even trying.

    Yeah, there just going “to understand what’s on the minds of Americans and what it means to be American in 2017” who already agrees with us.

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  16. Full Size Tabby Member
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    Seawriter (View Comment):

    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):
    #HuffPoInTheHeartland The whitest tour since Whitesnake and White Lion toured with Great White, White Zombie and the White Stripes.

    Whiter than white bread . . . and it looks as if boys need not apply, too.

    Seawriter

    My recollection is that from the very beginning, the site was aimed at high income, “educated” (I’d say “attended lots of school”) women. While not intentionally excluding women “of color,” the target kinda excludes most. I would expect their editorial staff to be similar to their target audience.

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  17. drlorentz Member
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    profdlp (View Comment):
    And then there is Lydia.

    Lydia.

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  18. JimGoneWild Coolidge
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    How far can they get on an electric bus?

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  19. E. Kent Golding Member
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    JimGoneWild (View Comment):
    How far can they get on an electric bus?

    A railgun could toss one fairly far.  Electrically.

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  20. Western Chauvinist Member
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    JimGoneWild (View Comment):
    How far can they get on an electric bus?

    Hahahaa! They’ll have to navigate from Walmart to Walmart, looking for a charging station!

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  21. Stad Coolidge
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    The other night around two AM, I woke up to the sound of my wife laughing.  Since we didn’t have sex that night (the only other time she laughs in bed), I asked her what was so funny.  She was reading a twitter feed where people pretended to be HuffPo reporters tweeting their stories about what they found during their heartland tour.

    One “reporter” tweeted, “I thought Piggly Wiggly was a strip club.”

    Another said, “They keep calling me ‘Y’all’, which is not my preferred pronoun!”

    And my favorite?  It shows a picture of a raccoon, followed by the tweet, “Can anyone identify the breed of this cat?  It’s very skittish when I approach it, probably abused or neglected.”

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  22. Jules PA Inactive
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    JimGoneWild (View Comment):
    How far can they get on an electric bus?

    They should be walking or riding bikes. Because climate change.

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  23. profdlp Inactive
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    Stad (View Comment):
    …And my favorite? It shows a picture of a raccoon, followed by the tweet, “Can anyone identify the breed of this cat? It’s very skittish when I approach it, probably abused or neglected.”

    Then it will be comedy gold when they come across a skunk!

    • #53
  24. Miffed White Male Member
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    Stad (View Comment):
    The other night around two AM, I woke up to the sound of my wife laughing. Since we didn’t have sex that night (the only other time she laughs in bed), I asked her what was so funny. She was reading a twitter feed where people pretended to be HuffPo reporters tweeting their stories about what they found during their heartland tour.

    One “reporter” tweeted, “I thought Piggly Wiggly was a strip club.”

    Another said, “They keep calling me ‘Y’all’, which is not my preferred pronoun!”

    And my favorite? It shows a picture of a raccoon, followed by the tweet, “Can anyone identify the breed of this cat? It’s very skittish when I approach it, probably abused or neglected.”

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  25. Isaac Smith Member
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    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):
    Hope they come to my little town in the FL Panhandle – they’ll get an earful – hope they learn something.

    You obviously don’t understand the point of the effort.  By showing they are there to listen they are expecting y’all to learn something, like how wrong y’all were to vote for Trump and to disagree with the wisdom of the PuffHo.

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  26. RyanFalcone Member
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    DrewInWisconsin (View Comment):

    Stepford Journos. Frightening. I’m literally shaking right now.

    I’ll bet anyone on Ricochet $1000 that there are at least 6 vegans in that picture.

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  27. Patrick McClure Coolidge
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    RyanFalcone (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin (View Comment):

    Stepford Journos. Frightening. I’m literally shaking right now.

    I’ll bet anyone on Ricochet $1000 that there are at least 6 vegans in that picture.

    And all six of them are wearing leather shoes.

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  28. Western Chauvinist Member
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    Patrick McClure (View Comment):

    RyanFalcone (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin (View Comment):

    Stepford Journos. Frightening. I’m literally shaking right now.

    I’ll bet anyone on Ricochet $1000 that there are at least 6 vegans in that picture.

    And all six of them are wearing organic free-range artisan leather shoes.

    FIFY

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  29. Patrick McClure Coolidge
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    Western Chauvinist (View Comment):

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):

    RyanFalcone (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin (View Comment):

    Stepford Journos. Frightening. I’m literally shaking right now.

    I’ll bet anyone on Ricochet $1000 that there are at least 6 vegans in that picture.

    And all six of them are wearing organic, free-range, gluten-free artisan leather shoes.

    FIFY

    Fixed your fix.

     

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  30. JimGoneWild Coolidge
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    They’re all kind of homely .. just saying.

    • #60
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