David Kirkpatrick

April 17, 2008

This post about one of tonight’s debate “moderators” …

Filed under: Media, Politics — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 2:24 am

 … from Matthew Yglesias is getting a lot of traction on the blogosphere. And for good reason.

The linked post:

I’d forgotten that for months now Charlie Gibson has been asserting that $200,000 is a solid middle-class income, blissfully unaware that just 3.4 percent of U.S. households have an income of $200,000 or more. You could be richer than 96 percent of your fellow citizens, but still just folks to Gibson. Obviously that’s not on a par with being bad at bowling or anything on the “out of touch” scale, but it’s still disappointing to learn that even our salt of the earth working class multimillionaire television news personalities aren’t utterly infallible.