Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Where the boors are

Diverse Bunch

In Mexico, the lower-middle class is a diverse bunch, ranging from those who can barely afford a television and refrigerator to families that can qualify for a mortgage and own a car. "In Mexico, Wal-Mart Voters May Be Key," Wall St. Journal.
Replace Mexico with "the US" and re-read.

The moment US corporate media steps out of the market that it thinks of as its equal or its breadandbutter sales target, the linguistic wetnaps come off and condescending social portraiture comes to the fore. The Journal's news division (as opposed to its Medieval editorial page) is relatively restrained compared with the NY Times.


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