MSNBC's Ed Schultz denounced Roger Ailes and Fox last night--no news there. But what was interesting--and revealing--is that Schultz sneeringly introduced Ailes as "the former ditch-digger from Ohio." That's true enough: Ailes did work on a road crew as a young man--like most Americans at one time or another, he has done blue-collar work. And like most Americans, he is proud of his ability to work hard. If you work your way up, that's fine, but if you spend your whole career earning an honest dollar, that's fine, too.
But not to Schultz, who obviously looks down on that sort of work. It's quite possible that Schultz himself did various kinds of work in the past, but that was long ago and far away. Today, he's in with the limousine liberal/trust-fund crowd, and they, of course, look down on everybody who didn't go to the right school and doesn't hold politically correct positions. So to keep up with them, Schultz has to dump on ordinary Americans.
No wonder ordinary Americans don't watch.
Meanwhile, if you do watch this clip closely, you'll see, at the beginning, you'll see Schultz referring to Russell Simmons as “Todd Russell” and then excused himself and said “Todd Simmons” ? Two tries and he still didn’t get it right. Note to Ed: It's too soon to ignore your New Year's resolution, too soon to start showing up for work, obviously sloshed.