Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Your Liberal Media


Joe Klein on the “Real America”:
Sarah Palin's political future will be crippled by her inability to speak to that America, as will the Republican Party's, so long as it scorns diversity and "cosmopolitan" sensibilities--as Rudy Guiliani, of all people, did at the GOP Convention last summer. The attempts to plaster over this glaring deficiency by putting people like Michael Steele and Bobby Jindal front and center are, to coin a phrase, like putting lipstick on a pig.

Indeed. And cosmopolitan urban elites like Mika need to quite apologizing for who they are and where they come from, as if growing up in New York City and Washington D.C. is somehow not “real America.”


Apparently, “real Americans” are those people who agree with Sarah Palin and her “conservative views.”

Those who don’t support Sarah Palin are “elites” who live in liberal cities. Also, too, they are not “real Americans.” And such as.

If this nonsense came from Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, or Bill O’Reilly it wouldn’t merit a post. But it didn’t.

It came from Mika Emilie Leonia Brzezinski, an expert on “real Americans” by virtue of being the daughter of former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski . Her mother is the grandniece of Czechoslovakian ex-president Edvard Beneš.

I think someone is feeling a little defensive about her pedigree, don't you?

Brzezinski , of course, is co-host of Morning Joe on the “liberal” cable news network MSNBC. And this is why I no longer watch cable news. I thought newsbots like Mika learned their lesson about "real America" during the election. Sadly, no.

Watch and weep:

(h/t, Atrios)