Shorter MSNBC: Seinfeld's Jab at PC Isn't Valid Because He's Rich

Matthew Balan | June 10, 2015
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[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.]

Alex Wagner, along with her three liberal guests, ripped Jerry Seinfeld on the 10 June 2015 edition ofher MSNBC program, 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."

Bloomberg Politics's Dave Weigel remarked that "no one wants to think they've stopped being cool or they stopped being relevant – or especially, that they – that they're now a bigot because they believe something they've always believed." Weigel also echoed Lowrey's class warfare jab at Seinfeld: "There is no down side; there is no social pressure backlash for Jerry Seinfeld here. He still has all of his cars – the gigantic fleet of cars." MSNBC's Dorian Warren attacked the comedian with his own left-leaning talking points: "I think it's so cheap and easy to be able to insult people who are socially marginalized....you're afraid to be criticized, because you can't come up with funny jokes that don't insult people."

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