A racist remark by a teabagging wingnut? A geography lesson from the Gaza Strip's highest-rated children's show, perhaps?
Nah. That's the New York Times' David Carr, talking about the residents of Missouri and Alabama, in an unbiased and impartial way:
David Carr: "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?"
Yeah, you did, douchebag. And if you don't believe it, video is at the link.
Incidentally, I lived in Missouri, about 35 miles out of St. Louis, in 1998-99. Remember landing at the airport and grabbing my rental with a grimace, expecting to have to weave my way through buck-toothed, slacked-jawed, John Deere riding locals on barely paved dirt and spit roads. Instead, I was sandwiched between Jaguars, BMWs, and Benzes on a nice five-lane highway.
Turns out that St. Louis has an incredible medical establishment, including some of the best children's hospitals in the world. And doctor money is doctor money, and they spend it, and so there were plenty of folks living quite nicely, with homes twice the size of a Jersey standard at half the price and with one-quarter the taxes. And they were quite happy to lead quiet, well-off, lives, undisturbed by the local governments and unseen by most of the nation.
Like folks such as the aforementioned David Carr, who obviously has never been to Missouri, but feels free to smear them with a semi-racial slur despite being in complete ignorance of who they are and what they believe.
Some background on David Carr below. No surprise a guy with this much of hard-left background would make the asinine remarks above. But the Times...this is their go-to "Culture" guy? Jeez, those guys are even more far gone than I ever imagined:
David Carr writes the Media Equation column for the Monday Business section of the New York Times that focuses on media issues including print, digital, film, radio and television. He also works as a general assignment reporter in the Culture section of The Times covering all aspects of popular culture.
Before coming to New York, Carr served as editor of the Washington City Paper, an alternative weekly in Washington D.C. for five years. From 1993 to 1995, Carr was editor of the Twin Cities Reader, a Minneapolis-based alternative weekly, and wrote a media column there as well...