The larger point here should not be lost on anyone.
Every major American news person is a multi-millionaire. Not just Tucker. Not just on Fox.
It’s true on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, every major television news outlet, every major news anchor.
Go down the list of names in the club: Chris Matthews, Chris Cuomo (brother of govenor), Erin Burnett, Don Lemon, Anderson Cooper (Vanderbilt heir), Joe Scarborough, Andrew Mitchell (wife of Alan Greenspan), Mika Brzezinski (daughter of former Secretary of State), Gayle King (bff of Oprah), Gretchen Carlson (former Miss America), George Stephanopolous.
The bios all read: rich, famous, connected, privileged.
It’s also true of youtube stars like Joe Rogan, who may be the most watched news person in the US. Also very rich. Also very famous.
Super wealthy people, even those who sport humble beginnings, do not share the every day challenges of people in the middle and lower classes.
It is especially farcical that shows like “the view” feature billionaire trust fund babies like Meaghan McCain who shares almost nothing in common with 99.99% of Americans. Her fevered opposition to anything she can construe as “socialism” should be understood as deeply self-interested.
Americans should be much more skeptical about everything these major news kings and queens say about economics, especially things like public education, medicare, medicaid, social assistance and tax policy.
Their self interests are VERY different from yours and mine.
They will never need:
- an increase in the minimum wage
- unemployment benefits
- public education
- social security
- public health care
- lower interest rates on student loans
In no way should we consider them at any time in any meaningful to represent the greater “us”.