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In late December, I posted Living in the Hate of the Common People, which was inspired by the comment of an anti-Brexit Brit who said “I think we need to find a way to stop the working class from voting altogether” and also “Idiots and racists shouldn’t be able to ruin the lives of people who do well in life by voting for things they don’t understand. The problem in this country boils down to low information morons having the ability to vote.” I cited other examples of the same kind of thinking.
Yesterday, it was reported (by Veritas) that a lawyer employed by PBS had resigned after being caught saying things like it was “great” that coronavirus cases were spiking in red states because they might infect Trump voters and suggested that Republican voters should have their children put in re-education camps.
The DC-based lawyer also said “Americans are so f–king dumb. You know, most people are dumb,” and “It’s good to live in a place where people are educated and know stuff. Could you imagine if you lived in one of these other towns or states where everybody’s just stupid?”
The PBS network, of course, attempted to distance itself from these comments, saying that “There is no place for hateful rhetoric at PBS, and this individual’s views in no way reflect our values or opinions.” I’m not so sure about that. Remember that NPR..an organization which seems quite similar to PBS in terms of its target audience and its general outlook on things…refused to cover the Hunter Biden laptop story, saying that “We don’t want to waste our time on stories that are not really stories, and we don’t want to waste the listeners’ and readers’ time on stories that are just pure distractions.” I expect that the political beliefs and corporate cultures are pretty similar across these two networks, and that opinions like that expressed by the lawyer mentioned above are quite commonplace in both, even if usually expressed a little more carefully and diplomatically.
Keep these attitudes in mind when Democrats talk incessantly about how much they deeply care for ‘working people.’Published in