The New York Times never fails to rear its elitist head and this time is no exception. During a recent episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, NY Times columnist David Carr didn't even attempt to conceal his disdain for people in Middle America. For Carr, fly-over country is basically comprised of what he calls the "low-sloping forehead" variety.
"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?"
Yes, Carr. You actually revealed your true colors and said that out loud.
Below is a clip of the condescension in action:
For Glenn Beck, however, Carr's statement is more profound than a simple display of arrogance, and instead reveals the deep seated contempt progressives harbor for people in Middle America -- the kind of contempt, Beck says, that leads one to advocate eugenics.
“These are the kinds of words that have always, since the history of progressivism, since it began, has always led to mass death. Because you haven’t evolved enough. Now, if you’re a Neanderthal and you’re holding back society and you truly believe the ends justify the means, why not kill the low‑sloping foreheads?”
Beck explained comments such as Carr's come from the same philosophy as those adopted by Margaret Sanger and others who advocated eugenics and the purging of "undesirables."
Watch Beck's response to David Carr's comment below:
Mediate didn't seem to take Carr's comment too seriously, however:
Today Glenn Beck took major exception to a comment made last Friday by NY Times‘ David Carr during an appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher. While responding to a critique of Gov.Chris Christie’s leadership of New Jersey — a “smart state” in the eyes of Maher — Carr took a swipe at the residents of Kansas and Missouri, specifically describing their “low-sloping foreheads.” It was clearly a joke (an offensive and unfunny one), but in Beck’s eyes, this is the sort of comment that “leads to death camps.”
Carr has since apologized. Time will tell if Beck follows suit for his Godwinian infraction, but I’m prepared to issue a ruling that they’re both losers in this feud.
Likewise, Huffington Post seemed to trivialize Beck's connection of eugenics to progressivism even though historically, the two are inextricably linked:
On his Monday show, Beck took Carr's words very seriously, tying them to what he described as a history of genocidal progressivism. (Beck has repeatedly connected the concept of progressivism to Nazism and eugenics.)