What an American ‘looks like’?

WHAT AN AMERICAN ‘LOOKS LIKE’?…. Five wealthy white people sat around a table on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” earlier, and talked a bit about ethnic politics and the Senate race in Massachusetts. It was a rather discouraging display.

Donny Deutsch got the ball rolling, suggesting that voters may be “going back to basics” after electing an African-American president and seeing “the female candidates and whatnot.” Scott Brown, Deutsch added, “looks like the traditional view of a candidate,” which may bring a “visceral comfort” to voters.

Mike Barnicle found value in the observation, saying that “there’s something to it.”

The Wall Street Journal‘s Peggy Noonan added that Brown is “a regular guy” who “looks like an American.”

None of all-white participants in this discussion explained exactly what “an American” actually “looks like,” but apparently it has something to do with being white, male, and handsome. Sorry, President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton, I guess you don’t meet the criteria for looking American.

This is, of course, the same program that told us some months ago that “real Americans” like Sarah Palin and don’t live in cities.

Tell me again, media establishment, about how MSNBC is a liberal bastion that’s shifted to the left, on par with Fox News being a propaganda outlet for the Republican Party.