I am not sure if I even got a The Washington Post on Sunday. If I did, it was buried in snow. So I was only recently made aware of the abomination the newspaper printed, via Media Matters for America.
Gerard Alexander, an associate professor at the University of Virginia, wrote an opinion piece titled “Why are liberals so condescending?” It is a stunning work of art.
Every political community includes some members who insist that their side has all the answers and that their adversaries are idiots. But American liberals, to a degree far surpassing conservatives, appear committed to the proposition that their views are correct, self-evident, and based on fact and reason, while conservative positions are not just wrong but illegitimate, ideological and unworthy of serious consideration.
It’s an odd time for liberals to feel smug. But even with Democratic fortunes on the wane, leading liberals insist that they have almost nothing to learn from conservatives.
Gerard. Buddy. There’s nothing conservative about American conservatives anymore. Barry Goldwater would have been tossed out on his ass in Minneapolis and called a “faggot,” and I daresay that your vaunted Ronald Raygun would be made to wear a funny hat and sit in a corner. Your folks aren’t “conservatives” anymore. They’re “lunatics.”
Many Democrats describe their troubles simply as a PR challenge, a combination of conservative misinformation—as when Obama charges that critics of health-care reform are peddling fake fears of a “Bolshevik plot”
I could continue, I suppose, but that’s not the point. The point is, actually, that The Washington Post is a piece of shit of a newspaper.
First there were the “salons,” when it was exposed that the paper was planning on selling access to editors and reporters and other luminaries. Then, it published a piece by an obviously biased source as news. And now, as it turns out, WaPo actively sought out this piece of shit opinion column by Gerard Alexander.
What the hell is going on over there?