State-Run Media Elitism On Display

by Sal on September 1, 2009

in Culture,Politics

David Brooks, formerly a conservative, is one of the media’s token conservatives.  He is purported by those in the state-run media as being a conservative, but never really espouses conservative views, and has been a huge supporter of Barack Obama.  Now we know why.  David Brooks is in love with Barak Obama, as he sees for the first time a President who is not one of the little people.  I am not making this up.

In an interview on the state-run New Republic (chronicled by Michelle Malkin as the original article has since been removed from the site), plainspoken Americans, and his admiration and love for Obama:

Brooks seems relieved to have an intellectual in the White House again. “I divide people into people who talk like us and who don’t talk like us,” he explains. “Of recent presidents, Clinton could sort of talk like us, but Obama is definitely — you could see him as a New Republic writer. He can do the jurisprudence, he can do the political philosophy, and he can do the politics. I think he’s more talented than anyone in my lifetime. . . “

So Brooks doesn’t like people who don’t talk like him (this explains his elitist disdain for Sarah Palin).  There are many on the Conservative right political chattering class who have lost their way, (Noonan, Frum, etc.) and Brooks highlights in clear terms why.  Of course, those of us who don’t talk like him cannot possibly understand the nuance and gravitas brought to the nation by our dear leader Barack Obama.

This piece is rippling through the blogosphere.  Even Allahpundit, who is somewhat hostile to Palin and a populist movement, can’t believe the elitism expressed by Brooks here.  Robert Stacy McCain has a good roundup of blogger reaction to Brooks’ interview.  In any case, it is this elite mentality that Conservatives must disown.  To be the party of the people, we need to recognize that “all men are created equal” and that real leadership does not require a Harvard degree or an Ivy League Pedigree.  It requires good judgement and sound principles grounded in the Constitution, none of which Obama has.

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