Did You Know...

   

Author Edmund Morris Appears on ‘Face the Fat, Lazy, Undisciplined Nation’

Share
By Doug Powers  •  November 28, 2010 02:53 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

On Face the Nation this morning, Bob Scheiffer’s round-table consisted of four authors who have written historical and/or political books. One of those authors was Edmund Morris, a Kenyan-born biographer residing in the United States who is obviously a fan of the movie My Cousin Vinny, but not a big fan of Americans.

Matt Schneider at Mediaite has the transcript:

Schieffer: What would Teddy Roosevelt think of today’s politics, Edmund?

Morris: You keep asking these presentist questions Bob. As the immortal Marisa Tomei said in My Cousin Vinny, ‘that’s a bullshit question!’ because you cannot pluck people out of the past and expect them to comment on what’s happening today.
[…]
I see an insular people who are insensitive to foreign sensibilities, who are lazy, obese, complacent and increasingly perplexed as to why [Americans] are losing our place in the world to people who are more dynamic than us and more disciplined.

I’m starting to understand why the writings of Edmund Morris have found their way to Barack Obama’s nightstand.

What does it say about Morris’s judgement that he chooses to live in a country full of fat, lazy, undynamic and undisciplined morons?

Here’s the exchange:

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Posted in: Media

How can MSM prove they’re making ‘honest mistakes’ about Trump? Simple

December 10, 2017 09:13 AM by Doug Powers

Challenge

Newsweek wants you to meet the Pence family — Serial pet killers

December 8, 2017 02:38 PM by Doug Powers

The only thing this story indicates has met with an untimely death is journalism.

ABC News colludes with Hillary’s pet narrative, embarrassment ensues

December 1, 2017 07:08 PM by Doug Powers

A whopper of a “clarification”

This is NOT the best defense Al Franken could have received

November 29, 2017 05:45 PM by Doug Powers

Bad signals


Categories: Media, Media Bias, Politics