NBC’s Alex Wagner never disappoints with her reliably Marxist talking points. As Matthew Balan writes at NewsBusters, “Shorter MSNBC: Seinfeld’s Jab at ‘Creepy PC’ Isn’t Valid Because He’s Rich:”
Wagner, along with her three liberal guests, ripped Jerry Seinfeld on her MSNBC program on Wednesday, for his blast at “creepy” political correctness. Wagner hinted that Seinfeld had “fallen behind the times.” New York magazine’s Annie Lowrey mocked his critique: “I kind of roll my eyes at Jerry Seinfeld. You know, he’s a billionaire – like I don’t feel sorry for him if people don’t laugh hard enough at his jokes.”
Bloomberg Politics’s Dave Weigel remarked that “no one wants to think they’ve stopped being cool or they stopped being relevant – or especially, that they – that they’re now a bigot because they believe something they’ve always believed.” Weigel also echoed Lowrey’s class warfare jab at Seinfeld: “There is no down side; there is no social pressure backlash for Jerry Seinfeld here. He still has all of his cars – the gigantic fleet of cars.” MSNBC’s Dorian Warren attacked the comedian with his own left-leaning talking points: “I think it’s so cheap and easy to be able to insult people who are socially marginalized….you’re afraid to be criticized, because you can’t come up with funny jokes that don’t insult people.”
Hey, remember Weigel posed at being a conservative and a libertarian (both ideologies which are strongly anti-PC) to advance his career? Good times, good times. And as for Wagner, what is the intersection between money and power? She may not have Seinfeld’s net worth — but the President of the United States attended her wedding to a former White House employee, and according to Wikipedia, her father is “a prominent Democratic Party political consultant who co-chaired Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign.” If money negates Seinfeld’s argument, shouldn’t power negate hers?
And as with Melissa Harris-Perry’s equally goofy Marxist rants, Wagner has another form of power: she’s a prominent employee of Comcast. If she actually loathes Seinfeld’s comedy, she can march over to the Comcast boardroom anytime she wants and demand that Comcast-owned channels cancel his reruns and blacklist him further appearances. Or pow-wow with the programming heads at Time-Warner-CNN-HBO, and demand they put an end to reruns of Seinfeld’s show on WTBS.
C’mon Alex, don’t just kvetch about those who are anti-PC, unleash your inner Stalinist! (And really prove that the man who made NBC millions of dollars of advertising revenue — which is how he was able to buy that “gigantic fleet of cars” correct about the current low ebb of free speech amongst his fellow leftists.)