Left’s Reaction to Seinfeld Exactly What You’d Expect
His opinion doesn’t count because he’s rich.
Our humorless and intellectually superior friends on the left listened to what Jerry Seinfeld said about political correctness and proved his point in exactly the way you’d expect.
Progressives can’t abide a celebrity with Seinfeld’s gravitas criticizing their culture of microaggressions and limits on free speech so naturally, he must be discredited.
MSNBC’s Alex Wagner discussed the subject with her guests and for the most part, they dismissed Seinfeld’s concerns because after all, he’s rich.
Matthew Balan of NewsBusters:
Shorter MSNBC: Seinfeld’s Jab at ‘Creepy PC’ Isn’t Valid Because He’s Rich
Alex 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.”
Here’s the video:
Not to be outdone, Salon offered their super-smart take on the issue:
Jerry Seinfeld is a wimp: What his anti-P.C. tirades are really about
Jerry Seinfeld, observational comedian of the masses, has been on the warpath of late. Starting with an interview on ESPN Radio on Monday, the decidedly non-edgy comic proceeded to stake his claim as the latest standard-bearer in the ongoing war between comedians and political correctness. “I don’t play colleges,” Seinfeld told ESPN’s Colin Cowherd, “but I hear a lot of people tell me, ‘Don’t go near colleges, they’re so PC.’”…
To quote a classic Seth Meyers bit: “Really?!”
If it’s not enough of a red flag when a trio of wealthy straight white men — Seinfeld and Meyers, along with New Yorker editor David Remnick — discuss the looming threat of political correctness, Seinfeld’s sweeping generalization of college-aged audiences packs an arrogance that gives this defender of nothing-is-off-limits comedy pause.
Right. Jerry Seinfeld is the wimp, not the politically correct prigs who created the very culture he’s criticizing.
To quote a classic Seinfeld bit…
What is up with that?
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So, people who need trigger warnings lest they fall into hyperventilating fits over the mention of ideas they disagree with: Strong and Fierce Defenders of All that is Right.
Someone who voices an objection, knowing he’s going to be roasted for it: Wimp.
Glad we settled that.
These MSNBC guys are showing extreme defensiveness thus turn to personal attacks. All I can say is: Hey Jerry! Welcome to the party, PAL!
Heck, many of us have sharpened our skills poking at obama-hugging liberal snots for years online; 7 years almost to the day in my case.
They are as predictable as as the Sun’s daily rise and fall.
Aleister’s classic comment in the article: …(they) proved his point in exactly the way you’d expect.”
BREAKING NEWS FLASH: Seth Meyers, Salon, and MSNBC label Jerry Seinfeld a Tea Party Member!
These are the real anti-intellectuals of our time. They are only interested in, not even winning an argument, but shutting down discussion they disagree with. They do not examine ideas, they do not read, they do not bother to find out what the facts are, preferring to make their “narrative” (yeah, they know they are lying from the get-go) up and then hammer each story as it comes into their preferred pattern.
Call them out. Every time. Decisions based on “narratives” will lead to failure.
You got it Valerie.
MSNBC, Salon, all, are the Luddites of our times.
Anyone who would spend minutes of their limited life reading/watching MSNBC or Salon deserves the pain and frustration they are bound to feel.
BTW, during the Cold War, I didn’t read Pravda, either.
Political correctness is a comedy of airs.
Nice word play, ah seen whut you done.
A pun day keeps Rags at bay.
BTW: I have a parrotlet named Henry. I feed him and he gives me puns-chit for chat.
Whut ah thank izzat you ‘n Henry is both full o’ chit, iz whit ah thank.
In the ultimate show of irony, Jerry Seinfeld should play the “anti-Semite” card.
It would be GLORIOUS watching the lefts head explode over that!!
Alex Wagner speaking to Haaretz said (about Hagel):
“Look at our secretary of defense’s nomination process – that was hugely incendiary and complicated in large part because of comments that he made about Israel and the power of the Jewish vote in America,” Wagner told Haaretz. “To be honest, I think it’s difficult for some people to figure out how to talk about that and if they are critical, how to do so in a respectful fashion and in way that doesn’t end up being a conversation about anti-Semitism.”
Power of the Jewish vote?! She meant to say power of the Jewish Lobby. Of course, the power of the black or muslim lobby is insignificant. She IS an anti-semite.
Time to release a conservative Lenny Bruce, eh!
“Hey, did you know that guys and guys are different? I mean, when a guy ask a guy to marry him, he really doesn’t understand how the other guy works.
Really the guy wants kids and the other guy is just horny and wants sex. One guy wants you to share you feeling and the other just wants to go fishing and for you to shut up.”
Fascinating. “Othering” Seinfeld because he has X dollars.
Everyone doing that on that sound-stage is rich. Everyone is a professional beauty in a sense. Not one of them is in touch with real people, and would seek professional decontamination if they accidentally were in touch with one.
The good news is that we can stop listening to Hillary too – she’s rich.
There’s also the weird insinuation that Seinfeld is trolling for sympathy because young people don’t laugh at his jokes. Ms. Lowrey can’t imagine that he might be making a larger statement about the direction of the culture and how the climate of censorship is harming many other people, including aspiring comedians who haven’t made any money yet — and who find the range of acceptable jokes rather constricted.
If I’m not mistaken, the original quote, or whatever you want to call it, came from Chris Rock who is not white, not Jewish, and not as rich as Seinfeld.
Ah, but is he rich ENOUGH…??? See? Othering does not come with a bright line.
Hell, ANY line. Ever seen a Salvador Dali landscape…???
Those were landscapes???
Huh, I just thought Dali was just a watchmaker.
. . . in a VERY hot climate . . .
“Barry Stalin, along with his three liberal guests, ripped Jerry Seinfeld on Stalin’s MSNBC program on Wednesday, for Seinfeld’s blast at “creepy” political correctness. Stalin hinted that Seinfeld had “fallen behind the times.” New York magazine’s Hillary Warren mocked Seinfeld’s 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.”
MSNBC is way beyond CReEpY!!!!!!
“If it’s not enough of a red flag when a trio of wealthy straight white men …”
Speaking of “wealthy white men,” Chris Rock said the same thing.
Years ago Seinfeld said (paraphrasing here): “If you’re wealthy enough you can rearrange your prejudices however you like.”
At the time, I took that as a dig aimed at his fellow celebrities on the left. I believe I was right.
Those rich MSNBC employees sure do that!
They’ve just proven their bigotries again!
I keep waiting for Kramer to burst into the story.
Jerry Seinfeld is a very shrewd guy – don’t think for a moment that he didn’t anticipate this reaction, nor that he didn’t carefully craft his words before saying them.
Seinfeld has had his finger in the wind, and understands which way it’s going: conservative.