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Gail Collins' Contempt for the Middle Class

Posted by libhom Thursday, September 03, 2009

Gail Collins, in her latest New York Times Op-Ed piece, decided to trash Levi Johnston for daring to stand up to Sarah Palin by telling the truth about the former GOP Vice Presidential candidate after the abusive behavior he has experienced from Palin for some time now.

I won't dignify the trashy, snarky, tone of Ms. Collins' rant by repeating what she said. You can follow the link above if you want to read her reprehensible and unprofessional nonsense. Instead, I'll focus on the social implications. Siding with a wealthy and powerful Republican like Sarah Palin against a middle class teenager without power or connections should raise alarm bells. Considering how terrible Sarah Palin has been to Johnston and to her own daughter, using them as props for her doomed and bizarre political ambitions and acting like they have no minds or rights of their own, Collins' defense of Palin is even more disturbing.

To the Palins and the Collins of the world, middle class Americans should just happily go along with whatever the rich want, however badly they treat us. We are little more than peasants in this world view.

Sadly, Collins editorial equivalent of a middle finger to the middle class is nothing terrible shocking or unusual coming from the New York Times. That paper wages class warfare against the middle class and the poor every day. I find it ironic when the far right complains about "class warfare," as if the only people practicing it are populist liberals. The overwhelming majority of class warfare is by the rich people the far right is shilling for.

Gail Collins may not be to the extreme right, but she shares their agenda of defending wealth, privilege, and power. In that, she is the epitome of the mainstream conservative New York Times. Liberal media bias my ass.



  1. Christopher Says:
  2. Pravda is an elitist rag for the Upper Eastside and Upper Westside swells living on that plantation called Manhattan.

    I lost all respect for Pravda when they "OK'd" rightwing warmonger, Judith Miller, to turn over her column to Donald Rumsfeld and the Pentagon to whore Bush and Cheney's Iraq war.

    Now I hear they plan to charge people a fee of $150 a year to have access to their online edition! Personally, I hope Pravda goes out of business.

  3. “The America that I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on subjective judgment, of their “level of productivity in society”, whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.”

    Sarah Palin
    from her Fascism….I mean, “Facebook” page.

    It’s amazing. That an imbecile like this failed ex-governor can mention something as idiotic as “Death Panels” and in the next instance it is a serious part of the national dialogue. Why are the American people so susceptible to such blatant propaganda? I have a theory if you’re interested in hearing it:

    We’re idiots.

    I don’t know about you, but I’m loving the Sarah Palin/Levi Johnston saga/soap opera. And to think that only one year ago, the geniuses on the Republican National Committee deemed her to be the best choice to be “a seventy-two-year-old heartbeat away from the presidency”.

    Are you surprised that the “party of Lincoln” is imploding? You shouldn’t be. You really shouldn’t.


    Tom Degan, Goshen, NY

  4. Jimmy Says:
  5. More power to Levi. I just hope they pay him a fortune for that nude spread in "Unzipped" that he does in my dreams.

  6. Lew Scannon Says:
  7. Slightly OT but, isn't ironic that the people who kept demanding Obama release his birth certificate, even after he did several times, never got upset about Palin never releasing her medical records?



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