Pavel (ppl) wrote,
Pavel
ppl

new yorker о консерваторах

Вспомнилась относительно старая статья в New Yorker'е:
Remember the old joke about politics being show business for ugly people? Well, right-wing radio is niche entertainment for the spiritually unattractive. It succeeds because a substantial segment of the right-wing rank and file enjoys listening, hour after hour, as smug, angry, disdainful middle-aged men spew raw contempt at reified enemies, named and unnamed. The radiocons seldom offer analysis or argument. To the chronically resentful, they offer the sadistic consolation of an endless sneer—at weaklings, victim-group whiners, cultural snobs, Hollywood hypocrites whose hearts bleed for the downtrodden though they themselves are rich and privileged, feminists, environmentalists, and, of course, “liberals,” [... порезана американская специфика ...]

Замени "right-wing radio" на "консерваторов" и прямо как про небезызвестный сегмент русского ЖЖ написано.
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