Is Acorn “Elite”?

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.

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