For John, BLUF: The 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 wrongMs 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