The leftists like to use the word "denier" to describe persons who challenge the premise of anthropogenic climate change. The implication is that anyone who denies or disputes the theory of man-caused global warming is as kooky as a Holocaust denier.
Well, for quite some time now, I've had my own definition of a "denier": It's anyone who denies the old media in this country has an elitist and liberal bias. Reporters, editors and news anchors deny it, of course, hoping to preserve what minuscule credibility and objectivity they may have (and also trying to prevent their circulation figures or viewership from tanking further).
But sometimes, sheer arrogance and condescenion overpower any pretense of objectivity and fairness.
Case in point: David Carr, a New York Times columnist who was a guest on a show hosted by the king of smug condescension; the man with an ugly, bloated ego: Bill Maher. Maher, who thinks he's smarter than the rest of us, is upset that New Jersey has a governor who is trying to restore fiscal sanity and rein in the greedy public sector unions. He said this budget cutting would be okay if it involved "Alabama and Kansas," but don't F*** with the smart people in New Jersey.
Carr then couldn't resist taking a shot at flyover country — what he derisively referred to as the "Middle Places" — and then made a despicable remark about "low-sloping foreheads." See for yourself.
This ass, in all his arrogance and with just a few snide words, has confirmed what millions have been saying about the old media for years, and undid whatever gains his colleagues may have made in restoring Americans' trust in the media, with his deplorable and insulting remarks.
Adding insult to injury, he Tweeted a sarcastic "apology."
When you know the New York Times newsroom is infected with way too many losers of Carr's ilk, it makes it all the more enjoyable to see the paper's circulation figures and earnings continue dropping like a rock.
Let's hope the so-called "paper of record" continues to weaken to an eventual condition of irrelevance. There will always be hard-core lefties who will lap up whatever drivel this rag puts out, but it is not out of the question that the Gray Lady will eventually become as marginalized as MSNBC. It can't happen too soon.