If you believe Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson–the bowtie-wearing preppie who poses as a TV newsman–the word “empathy” has no place in the nation’s political dialogue.
In a recent speech in Iowa, Senator Obama said, “Somehow we have lost the capacity to recognize ourselves in each other. You know, people talk a lot about the federal deficit, but one of the things I always talk about is an empathy deficit.”
Carlson’s snooty retort: “How high is this guy? It’s like, what is he — he always talks between bong hits? I mean, what is that? What does that mean, an ’empathy deficit’?”
I get the feeling that Carlson truly is confused.
[via Media Matters]