If anything is striking about this incident, it’s not the attacks on Seinfeld – who only a few months ago, by the way, said on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee that his “Mount Rushmore” of stand-ups would consist of Richard Pryor, Bill Cosby, George Carlin, and Don Rickles (two blacks, two whites). No, the attacks are just the usual multicultural claptrap. What was striking – and gratifying, and heartening – were Seinfeld’s original remarks about “PC nonsense” – which, considering that they came from a man who is still the top-earning comedian in the U.S., raised expectations that the growing impatience of influential cultural figures with the poisonous influence of political correctness may yet help bring an end to the madness.It may. But I doubt it.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Jerry, Jerry, Quite Contrary
Bruce Bawer adds his two cents to Jerry Seinfeld's recent run-in with those delightful "diversity" enforcers: