The New York Times interviewed Bill Maher to express the same vacuous sentiments that have been expressed on their op-ed pages a trillion times with an even higher density of rote cliches than a typical Weiss or Stephens column about CAMPUS PC or CANCEL CULTURE:
But the people on Twitter are the people who control the media a lot. They’re the millennials who probably grew up with helicopter parents who afforded them a sense of entitlement. They are certainly more fragile than previous generations. Trigger warnings. Safe spaces. Crying rooms. Microaggressions. That crowd feels like anything that upsets their tender sensibilities is completely out of line.
I’m sorry, I must deduct points for not mentioning “participation trophies.” Adam Carolla would never miss a bingo square like that.
It seems worth noting at this point that this tedious whining about “fragility” is coming from a multimillionaire with a national TV show who has made the same points with the same dead buzzwords countless times before. One might say that he seems to think anything that upsets his tender sensibilities is out of line.
And now, a pundit’s fallacy to end all pundit’s fallacies:
Yes. The most important thing that the Democrats can do to win the next election is to broom this element out of their party and stand up to the Twitter mob and the ultrawoke.
Yup, single-issue PC MOB voters are definitely going to vote for the Democratic candidate that give rants about these kids today with their trigger warnings with Donald Trump on the ballot.
And I don’t like the term “woke,” because it implies I am asleep.
This is the guy’s idea of wit, he is paid millions of dollars a year to do comedy, and he’s still furious that some college kid somewhere is criticizing him for using the n-word.
My father and mother told me about civil rights. I knew what the right thing was. The difference is that liberals protect people, and P.C. people protect feelings. They don’t do anything. They’re pointing at other people who are somehow falling short of their standards, which could have changed three weeks ago.
Kids today do nothing. I did something — I grew up in a family with liberal parents! Basically, I was attacked by dogs in Selma!
At this point, you can probably see the Martin Luther King Who Gave One Speech That Consisted Of One Sentence move coming:
They’re constantly moving the goalposts so they can go, “Gotcha!” For example, when I was growing up, the most liberal thing you could do is not see color. Well, that’s wrong now. You see color, always, so you can register your white privilege. But I grew up in the Martin Luther King era: Judge by the content of their character, not the color of their skin. I still think that’s the best way to do it. Not see it.
“The way to stop discriminating on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race. All lives matter! Have you heard blacks whose race I don’t see like eating fried chicken?”