Saturday, October 15, 2016

Reading the People Wrong

For John, BLUFThe Elites just don't understand, nor do they sympathize with, the great unwashed out in the fly over states.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From The Guardian, on Thursday, the 13th, by Reporter Sara Smarsh.  Here is the sub-headline:
Trump supporters are not the caricatures journalists depict – and native Kansan Sarah Smarsh sets out to correct what newsrooms get wrong
Ms Smarsh is no Trump fan, but she is also not a fan of the elite media, which judges the people in the hinterlands without understanding them.  Thus, her final paragraph.

If you would stereotype a group of people by presuming to guess their politics or deeming them inferior to yourself – say, the ones who worked third shift on a Boeing floor while others flew to Mexico during spring break; the ones who mopped a McDonald’s bathroom while others argued about the minimum wage on Twitter; the ones who cleaned out their lockers at a defunct Pabst factory while others drank craft beer at trendy bars; the ones who came back from the Middle East in caskets while others wrote op-eds about foreign policy – then consider that you might have more in common with Trump than you would like to admit.
This story follows in the thread of a previous post at this Blog, The Other People.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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