In a recent interview, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings responded to a question whether his American customers were likely to be disgruntled about the cheaper deal Netflix is offering Canadians:
“How much has it been your experience that Americans follow what happens in the world? It's something we'll monitor, but Americans are somewhat self-absorbed.”
Reed later backtracked and apologized, but methinks his first statement was the one really from his heart. We're talking about a guy who had given $245K of his $255K in political donation to one party....a party who's leadership is prone to making statements quite similar to Reed's:
A testy U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry yesterday blamed clueless voters with short attention spans for the uphill battle beleaguered Democrats are facing against Republicans across the nation.
“We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Kerry told reporters after touring the Boston Medical Center yesterday.These Democrats, they keep forgetting that the ugly things they say about us behind close doors are to be replaced with teary-eyes platitudes about "the common man" when out in the public arena.
Maybe, you know, they ought to stop being so self-absorbed, and pay a little more attention...