So Michael Bloomberg is running for president, and the Manhattan media can't get over their adoration for a so-called billionaire populist?
On Monday's Morning Joe, Bret Stephens, one of the more insufferable of the never-Trumpers, called Bloomberg another FDR. Stephens praised to the sky the sacrifice Mike Bloomberg has made donating money and in, you know, public service.
Stephens also engaged in the brutal abuse tactic of "if you don't agree with me Democrats will lose to Donald Trump in 2020." We don't use the eff word on the front page of Crooks and Liars, but if we did...
Anand Giridharadas was having none of it, and "took Bret Stephens to school" as he noted later on Twitter: "Very hectic morning. Drove from Manhattan to Brooklyn to drop my son off at school and also drove from Brooklyn to Manhattan to drop school on Bret Stephens."
Giridharadas pointed out that while 1 out of 5000 Americans is a Billionaire, one out of NINE Democrats running for president are billionaires. (Bloomberg, Tom Steyer, and John Delaney are 3 out of approximately 20). We don't need a plutocrat savior, and regardless of policy, "plutes gonna plute."
That's when Stephens decided to say "This is America." REALLY.
Giridharadas spent the rest of the morning trolling the ran-away-from-Twitter Bret Stephens.
It was a great and important debate.
And I want to say for the record that I do not think Bret Stephens is a bedbug. That isn't kind. Bret Stephens is a columnist who shouldn't be.
FULL VIDEO: https://t.co/1JbvVU0YJV
— Anand Giridharadas (@AnandWrites) November 25, 2019