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6/9/2015

Salon Sneers At Jerry Seinfeld’s Take On Political Correctness Because Hurt Feelings

Filed under: General — Dana @ 7:52 am



[guest post by Dana]

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld doesn’t like political correctness. He really doesn’t like it:

“I don’t play colleges, but I hear a lot of people tell me, ‘Don’t go near colleges. They’re so PC,'” said Seinfeld.

He continued, “I’ll give you an example: My daughter’s 14. My wife says to her, ‘Well, you know, in the next couple years, I think maybe you’re going to want to be hanging around the city more on the weekends, so you can see boys.’ You know what my daughter says? She says, ‘That’s sexist.’”

Seinfeld said college students don’t understand racism and sexism. “They just want to use these words: ‘That’s racist;’ ‘That’s sexist;’ ‘That’s prejudice.’ They don’t even know what the f—k they’re talking about.”

And just like humorless college students everywhere taking themselves way too seriously, so also do the adults at Salon:


(via Iowahawk Twitter)

And just so you know, according to Salon, Clint Eastwood’s Caitlyn Jenner joke was “insensitive”. So please wipe that grin off your face.

–Dana

21 Responses to “Salon Sneers At Jerry Seinfeld’s Take On Political Correctness Because Hurt Feelings”

  1. Salon. Idiots!

    Hoagie (f4eb27)

  2. Okay so like when was Salon considered a real news outlet? I mean if they aren’t finding bigotry in modern media or modern society. Then they are pushing bigotry by claiming to represent the underrepresented in society a d thier Lilly white pure as the driven snow writers make statements that make John C. Calhoun or Gobbles or Louis Farhakahn seem like rambling old men in the park. The whole business model has been “OUTRAGE!CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW SOCIETY IS EVIL AND CORRUPT!!!1!!1!!111!” Sort of how the old Weekly World News tabloid paper used to run. That whole click bait model. It does well for them and keeps the echo chamber roaring with outrage.

    Charles (668332)

  3. salon is the shark fin of the journolist, they lead the pack, boehlert of media matters came from there,
    at least two attacks on romney re benghazi, courtesy of Sid Vicious’s in baskets, were circulated from there,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  4. In the old days, minor-league Democrat operatives made their way from Capitol Hill or the White House to Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, etc. Now that all of those traditional outlets are on life support, I suppose the younger generation will head over to Salon and Vox where they will continue to hector us with their dumb ideas.

    JVW (8278a3)

  5. What’s amazing to me is the way that marginally profitable (if profitable at all) entities like salon.com somehow manage to survive year after year. Such parts of the media are analogous to zombies or the living dead.

    Mark (a11af2)

  6. The Onion couldn’t satirize or parody Salon. Impossible.

    JD (a96595)

  7. I think the left, aka Soros, financially supports propaganda (surreptitiously) more than any conservative would ever dream of.

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  8. it was funded initially by Hambrecht and Quest, the folks that brought Apple to market, then Chase bought them out,

    narciso (ee1f88)

  9. MD in Philly, all the left has is propaganda surreptitiously or otherwise. Their ideas are straight out of 1848, their hero’s from the 1940’s and their morals from the sewer.

    Hoagie (f4eb27)

  10. I asked my daughter “What do you think of the strongman turned bearded lady?” It took her a couple of seconds to get it and I got a shocked response at my “transphobia” I suppose. Internet. We had a little bit of conversation after about the spectrum of paraphilias and carnival sideshows.

    But as far as boys go, there’s no PC or shyness. She knows what she likes, and she knows that daddy knows how to shoot a shotgun and which is the spey blade on a pocket knife. We bought two, one for her and one for me, together. 😉

    nk (dbc370)

  11. Salon is simply a sack full of precious little snowflakes who, individually or collectively, are also full of a sack of you know what.

    Comanche Voter (1d5c8b)

  12. pocket knife, or shotgun, nk??

    true hoagie, all they have is propaganda
    the point I was trying to make was that even if conservatives only have “propaganda”, we’re open about it
    rather than trying to masquerade it as news or objective news commentary

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  13. Heh! Pocket knife, MD.

    nk (dbc370)

  14. 😉

    MD in Philly (f9371b)

  15. You don’t use that rusty spoon any more, nk?

    Hoagie (f4eb27)

  16. Well, I certainly wouldn’t want to be insensitive to the feeling of the the Psycho-Freak Community…

    mojo (a3d457)

  17. save the endangered triceratops,

    https://twitter.com/JoyceCarolOates/status/608300696073576448

    narciso (ee1f88)

  18. Chris Rock said the same thing a while back…

    …but in their social views and their willingness not to offend anybody. Kids raised on a culture of “We’re not going to keep score in the game because we don’t want anybody to lose.” Or just ignoring race to a fault. You can’t say “the black kid over there.” No, it’s “the guy with the red shoes.” You can’t even be offensive on your way to being inoffensive.

    Gazzer (be559b)

  19. It isn’t just Salon. The HuffPo is also beclowning itself as it loses its s**t over Seinfeld’s remarks.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2015/06/the-pc-left-doubles-down-on-stupid.php

    They printed an open letter from a self-avowed, anonymous PC college student in an attempt to rebut Seinfeld.

    As per the usual lack of self-awareness the idjits confirmed everything Seinfeld had to say.

    …While I do agree with you that college students today are more sensitive to issues of race and gender politics, it’s simply because that’s our job as learners.

    …Doesn’t that sound a little “racist” to you? But, view it within the context of what he says, Louis C.K. constructs another valuable dialogue about white male privilege, and the historic injustices that this system has created.

    A bit that could have been potentially disastrous was made even more hilarious because of the underlying social context of what Louis was saying.

    Hilarious = not funny but confirms the prof twisted worldview and ideology.

    https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog

    David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 3h3 hours ago

    #InThe90sIThought these newborn babies won’t grow up to be screeching Orwellian groupthink automatons

    Steve57 (48418e)

  20. I should have included this quote (Power Line did as it’s one of the “gems” from the HuffPo letter.

    So, yes, Mr. Seinfeld, we college students are politically correct. We will call out sexism and racism if we hear it. But if you’re going to come to my college and perform in front of me, be prepared to write up a set that doesn’t just offend me, but has something to say.

    By “has something to say” the twerp means “agrees with what I say.” Or in other words, “what I want to hear.” If it doesn’t conform to their PC ideology they’ll falsely smear it as racist or sexist or whatever.

    This is why the PC crowd laughs at jokes so lousy you can’t even call them jokes from unfunny people who call themselves comics. PC comedy is an oxymoron.

    I love it when these PC fools prove that point themselves.

    Steve57 (48418e)

  21. the Borg is so predictable, Steve,

    narciso (ee1f88)


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