Liberal Anti-Intellectualism as News


Channel 4 News in the UK has been promoting that Gary Younge, author, broadcaster and editor-at-large for The Guardian, interviewed Richard Spencer as part of Younge’s “personal journey across white America.” Based on the promoted video, the “interview” lasted for less than three minutes, and it mostly involved Younge arguing with and speaking over Spencer. There were two real points of contention. First, Younge rejected the notion that blacks are better off today in the West than those in Africa because slavery happened to their ancestors. Second, he also rejected the notion that ethnicity is defining for a person or people relative to modern citizenship papers. Spencer calmly discussing those two issues is all that it took for Younge to become irritated, begin insulting Spencer, and storm off without finishing the interview.

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