In the gym yesterday, watching CNN, it finally occurred to me, what was wrong with Everything.
Christine Romans, reporting on the inexorable, record-setting gasoline price rises, expelled with casual, surly disdain the phrase “the paycheck-to-paycheck crowd” when describing those who would be most severely affected.
It was a queer, unsettling, but entirely predictable limousine liberal tube moment in Nowville.
Creepy Soledad O'Brien's “One-Percenter” Breakfast Roundtable of pundits and former and future public office-holders audited Roman’s dismissal of two-thirds of America without comment or even a single raised eyebrow.
That’s Contempt for you.
The anti-answer to everything.
(1) All images from the motion picture “Contempt” (“Le Mépris"), 1963, dir. Jean-Luc Godard.
(2) I assume those having no paychecks at all are Beneath Contempt.