NY Timesman David Brooks makes plenty of sense this morning analyzing our current vitriolic hatefest as motivated more by ancient class divisions than by ancient racial divisions. I agree with almost everything he says except. . .
We now have a populist news media that exaggerates the importance of the Van Jones and Acorn stories to prove the elites are decadent and un-American, and we have a progressive news media that exaggerates stories like the Joe Wilson shout and the opposition to the Obama schools speech to show that small-town folks are dumb wackos.
Just one quibble: If the ethically empty and grammatically challenged Acorn people I’ve seen on TV are “elites,” we’re in far worse trouble than I thought. The full piece is here.