Transcript (via RCP):
New York Times columnist David Carr responds to Bill Maher implying Alabama and Kansas are not the “smart states.”
David Carr: “If it’s Kansas, Missouri, no big deal. You know, that’s the dance of the low-sloping foreheads. The middle places, right? [pause] Did I just say that aloud?”
And speaking of “low-sloping foreheads” – ladies and gentleman, allow me to introduce … (drumroll) … Mr. David Carr:
Yep, and the message was loud and clear. Carr has already apologized but the apology only shows the truth of Michael Kinsley’s remark that a gaffe is when you tell the truth in Washington (and by extension on the Bill Maher show). This is really how the elite press views the rest of the world (and maybe one reason the rest of the world is increasingly unwilling to buy their products).
These are the people who will be covering the 2012 presidential race, trying to move us towards re-electing President Obama. Remember what they really believe when you are tempted to accept their judgments uncritically.
No worries there.
Ed Driscoll has much more.