Oct 30 2006
I have been wanting to write about a commercial I saw during the week which epitomized the view of the liberal elites regarding the common people. The elitist love to make fun of us common folks. Look at just about every sitcom from the one with Archie Bunker (can’t recall the name right now) to The Simpsons. But you can see it in commercials too. The one that really struck me as a cheap shot at the ‘country folk’ is the Nextel GPS commercial where the guy pulls into a country gas station and wants gas. The guys working the joint are straight out of Deliverance and are revolting.. One is wiping the car window with a dirty sock. Thats the view of us folks outside the large liberal cities.
What reminded me was the Borat movie and the way it treats the people of Kazakhstan – as a bunch of undecated rubes. There was a time when humor was used to help us face some issues that needed addressing. It was a way to try to look at the harsh side of life and reflect. But in the last ten years or more, as the media types got rich and ran out of ideas, the humor seems to be biting. The only thing to do now is demean or be obsessed with potty humor. Watch TV and think about what it says about the liberal media elites’ views to think the garbage they produce is (a) engaging and (b) will ‘connect’ with the masses. It truly is insulting to the American people. We Americans don’t tend to listen or watch commercials that much given the fast forward systems and station flipping. But if you did take the time to watch them, you would feel pretty insulted about what media people in NY and LA think is the perfect message – just for you!