The Liberal Sneer

By Ta-Nehisi Coates
Andrew's fielding complaints about this Alexandra Pelosi video. I'd like to pile on. What's most annoying about this sort of Michael Moore journalism isn't that it's "unrepresentative," but that it oozes condescension. The violins,  the camera angles etc. all portray a snarky  "laughing at you, not with you" style of humor. 

Maher then proceeds right into the "voting against your interests" thesis, which I've always thought was a case of asking the wrong question. It proceeds from the notion that the pursuit of money is the only real "interest." This is an approach suited to liberals mostly interested in venting their frustrations. It's all so paternalistic and incurious.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/03/the-liberal-sneer/254635/