Bill Maher Mocks Newt Gingrich Attack On New York 'Elites' (VIDEO)

(Video) The current primary race has heard its fair share of pro-"Real America" and anti-"Liberal Elite" talk thus far, but nothing stood out to comedian Bill Maher quite like Newt Gingrich's recent remarks about New Yorkers. Full Story »

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Morgan McClure
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by Morgan McClure - Feb. 13, 2012

In this piece, it shows how media effects and how we view one another. Bill Maher in this video mocked Newt Gingrich's comment about New Yorkers in the current primary race. Gingrich called New Yorkers elitist because they live in high rises and ride the subway. As many know, the subway in New York is a means for public transportation for every socioeconomic status- not just the elites. Maher in this clip is blasting Gingrich for his hasty generalization that anyone that lives in New York is an elite. When someone that the general public would assume is well-educated, and well-versed, they would assume that the comments that he makes would be correct without questioning the source. This would effect what we have been covering in class with the media's ability to skew who is considered "normal", and what kinds of attributes are tied to this social normalcy. Ultimately it is shown from the New News in America chapters that we have read that these effects on society that the media has will ultimately affect categorical thinking by society.

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