New York Post film critic compares Obama to a wife beater
I’m not really sure why the New York Post’s film critic Kyle Smith gets valuable column inches to write an assessment of the local impact of President Obama’s health care reform legislation. Was the Manhattan Institute busy?
And what’s next, will the validity of President Obama’s birth certificate be analyzed by the Post’s fashion editor? Will the tabloid’s pets columnist explain why the financial reform legislation working its way through Congress was conceived by Chairman Mao’s inner circle in 1956 to destroy America in 2011?
Actually, what’s really going on here is that instead of paying a person with a real understanding of health care policy to write about it, the Post is letting a mouth-breathing film critic who is already on staff write grievous, disgusting insults that cast New Yorkers as battered women being assaulted by that brute President they elected. No, really:
Oh, you thought Obama was one of us, a Columbia grad and urban sophisticate? You’re like a dependent spouse. Every fresh bruise just proves how much he loves you.
Maybe Kyle came up with this bit of sickening dross over a drink with Sean Delonas, the racist and homophobic Post cartoonist who depicted President Obama as a chimpanzee being shot to death by police, and routinely portrays gay or possibly gay men as literally light in the loafers. Just like Delonas’s racist and homophobic depictions are shorthand for the Post’s conservative foreign editor to wage kulturkampf against an America he doesn’t understand or even really care about, belittling the experiences of actual battered women is a punchline for a poorly written column from a man who is out of touch with real New Yorkers, faking his way through fluency in important public policy issues by regurgitating the prattling talking points sent to him by conservative business interests.
Basically, no value added to the conversation – just cheap insults and conservatives slapping each other on the back over the new ways to come up with treating the least fortunate in our society as pawns in their assault on reason.
And here’s the thing: the Post has a lot of thoughtful conservatives working on its editorial board – I know some of them, and value the perspective they bring to the discussion without resorting to sickening cheap shots. They sincerely and seriously oppose Obama’s policies, and even bring some acerbic wit to the table in addressing them. Why aren’t they addressing the local impact of Obamacare?
Hopefully, if Rupert Murdoch’s plan to build out the New York presence of the Wall Street Journal leads to anything, it will be the cannibalizing of the Post’s audience. The result will be that the money-losing publication will lose so much more money that hacks like Smith lose their perches and get exiled to writing for free for Andrew Breitbart’s Big Hollywood. In other words, Kyle, I sincerely hope that you don’t find yourself worrying any time soon about attaining that $250,000 tax bracket of ‘middle class’ New Yorkers that you’re so worried about Obama taxing.