His opinion doesn’t count because he’s rich.
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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