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Jan. 9 2010 - 7:02 am | 1,565 views | 3 recommendations | 9 comments

Horrific Bravo yuppy also perfect argument for an Estate Tax


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The horror! The horror!

Peter Cary “PC” Peterson, 18 years old and a senior at Dwight, is sitting at Philippe on the Upper East Side, talking about the way the world works, based on his extensive experience. “Everything in New York City is about connections,” he explains, his eyes glinting and head lolling back. “It’s who you know and how much money you have. It’s really sad. And I am not saying I’m like that. But that’s what New York is: money and power.”

Meet PC Peterson. He’s one of the stars of Bravo’s new Reality “WHY GOD??” Show: NYC Prep. If the name isn’t reason enough to cut yourself, check out this sweet ass premise:

The show chronicles the lives of six teenagers in Manhattan’s elite high school scene.

FINALLY. You know, in the midst of all this economic turmoil and environmental catastrophe, I selfishly forgot to worry about the lives of Manhattan’s elite.

NYC Prep will follow six Manhattan teenagers in their daily lives as they attend events such as weekend parties, shopping sprees, charity events and dinner parties. The show has drawn many comparisons to the hit CW television show, Gossip Girl because both shows revolve around the lives of Manhattan’s elite teenagers.

Gossip Girl has way too much plot and writing by writers. This new show eliminates those salaries problems.

But back to PC Peterson. The brilliant Digby made the following observation.

I’m a little slow on the uptake, I guess, because I didn’t know that this little jerk is the grandson of Pete Peterson, scourge of the safety net.

Yup, that Pete Peterson. The founder of Fiscal Times, the start-up news organization devoted to cutting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. (In fairness to Pete, he had the good sense to express that he is deeply embarrassed by PC’s reality show antics).

And his shame is well-deserved. Here are some hits from the fruit of Patriarch Peterson’s loins:

While talking with his Mexican bro (and amid a slew of homoerotic utterances, which could have been contrived by producers), P.C. announced: “I don’t really know many Mexicans in New York besides, like, delivery guys.”

Going further, he explained, “Every time I say like, ‘Oh I’m seeing my friend in Mexico,’ they’re like ‘Ew a Mexican.”… But I always tell them you’re like the most beautiful Mexican ever ‘cause you’re like really tall…”

Someone’s gunning for Bartlett’s.

Hilariously, and in a weak attempt to distance PC from Pete Peterson, mama Paige explained that she is divorced from PC’s father, and so PC is not heir to a great fortune. In fact, she and PC lived “comfortably but modestly in an apartment on Central Park West.”

‘Kay, first of all: Living on Central Park West isn’t living simply “comfortably,” or “modestly.” It’s lavish. Living there means you’re rich. Apartments in that area cost millions of dollars. Additionally, PC attended Dwight School (also informally known as Dumb White Idiots Getting High Together,) an expensive ($30,000+ annually,) private school on the Upper West Side. Second: PC now attends Rollins College ($36,000+ annual tuition, which is well above the national average.) Here’s how students describe Rollins’ student body:

The typical student is rich, white, and preppy, and while “there are obviously different kinds of people who attend Rollins, the above description seems to apply to the majority.” As one undergrad observes, “Most students drive a BMW, Mercedes, Land Rover, etc., and only wear or carry Coach, Prada, Ralph Lauren, A&F, etc.” Those outside the ranks of the economic elite “don’t necessarily have trouble fitting in at school, for most everyone finds their niche.” Undergrads warn, however, that while “students generally are friendly, cliques do develop,” in part because “Rollins is such a small school.” They also concede “there is not much diversity, and diversity is rarely encouraged, particularly by social groups like sororities and fraternities. The few who do stand out find their own crowd and begin their own clubs, such as Pinehurst (for alternative lifestyles) and the Anime Club, and are often stereotyped as ‘geeks.’”

So let’s drop the Little Orphan Annie shit, shall we, Petersons? PC lived a sheltered life of privilege, freaked out one time when he saw a tall Mexican — mistook this for enlightenment — and now goes to school with other rich white kids. End.

Side-note: PC has so thoroughly shamed Dwight School with all of his on-air blathering about drinking, smoking pot, and fucking his way through the Upper West Side, that the school circulated a confusing “zero tolerance” letter among students that either strictly forbids narcotics, or appearing on reality television shows. Did I mention Paris Hilton also attended Dwight? Yikes.

Paige’s peasant playacting aside, the Petersons remain uber-rich, and PC is a spoiled, racist brat, who Michael Jensen suggests may be bisexual, which would be fine if he wasn’t such a tool. (I weep for the gay community if they have to adopt this idiot).

Like Digby says, “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a greater argument for an estate tax. A huge one.”

A humungous one.


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    Next you are going to say we should do away with the Constitution because it was written by rich white slave holders…..

    Diversity is meaningless….it is a just a catch phrase used by political hacks on their climb to the top….

    When the diverse it it big….do we see them sharing their no found wealth with their poor brothers and sisters….?

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      No we don’t see them sharing their new found wealth with their poor brothers and sisters, we see racist white people degrading Hispanics, because, apparently, that is what America wants to see on TV.

      Seriously though Andy, it took you 3 months to make 300+ comments and not one of them is thoughtful or constructive? Your averaging 3 negative comments a day for the past 3 months.

      Perhaps you could spend that negative energy on something more constructive, perhaps a food drive, or a potluck. Now who doesn’t love a potluck?!

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        Potluck is Socialist. Andy knows.

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        300+ comments….who is keeping track

        Obama has been in business all year as president and has not done one constructive thing….he has sent more americans to die in afghanistan, delivered more billions to goldman sach type crooks, put more people out of work…..and has utrned OUR Congress into a supermaket for health care votes….for a plan which keeps a minimum 24 million americans un-insured according to harry reids own statements

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          It’s actually 378 comments now and they are all publicly visible on your True/Slant profile (click your name).

          Are you hired by a lobby firm to post these comments? I agree with you observations of Obama’s failures, but what do you think should be done instead?

          I was hoping you would provide more of your personal insight as to what you think should be done, not simply pointing out obvious failures.

          Hopefully we can reach a more honest dialog about what we can do to help these situations.

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            There has to be at least one voice which isn’t spewing the obama-fascist-communist…

            Obama from the sandbox in back of the white house:i am going to force everyone to buy health care, and if they don’t they are going to jail…i’m the president!!

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            Heh heh. I was just wondering the same thing about andy. :)

            he keeps attacking “the left” as if there is a “right” that would be more constructive or less shamelessly corrupt. which is has been a delusional concept for several decades now, only more ridiculously so within the last 10 years.

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    to be fair, he’s just a kid. most kids that age have shit for brains.
    but you’re right that this show reveals an rather ugly truth about the mindset of the spoiled-rich, sheltered by their self-reinforcing bullshit views of the world. i see commodity futures in this guy’s future.

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