Monday, September 13, 2010

Birthers meet the moneyed set

Excellent takedowns of Dinesh D'Souza's rambling, incoherent, shallow Beckian conspiracy theories published in Steve Forbe's mouthpiece have already been penned, so no need for me to do so.

I will only say that if such an excellent example of unhinged Obama hatred ("most anti-business president of all time"?) and anti-intellectualism of the current right hadn't been written, we'd have to ask The Onion to create it.

But I would also suggest that the editors of Forbes -- while certainly trying to sell magazines -- also felt that D'Souza's rant wasn't all that remarkable. This comes as part of a long tradition of rightwing elitism that saw FDR as a Jew. To say so out loud at the Country Club doesn't raise eyebrows, so why should it when published in Forbes magazine?

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