17 March 2009
The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations
Interesting piece. Breitbart does ok, but he fails to note the most stunning aspect of the conversation. What Maher and Dyson both do (in addition to 2-on-1, which is the essence of bullying) is to equate liberal political thought and government action (the Nanny State) with the interests "Black culture."
As Bush 43 used to put it, in a wonderful turn of phrase, this is "the soft bigotry of low expectations."
I would love to see Maher and Dyson try this tact with Thomas Sowell. But then Sowell is probably to classy to do Maher, and Maher would be too terrified to have him on!
Kind of curious to see what Maher goes on to say about the need to break the teacher's union, which I agree with, but not curious enough to put up with any more of Bill Maher.