WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
We’ll take it one step farther: Frank Bruni is upset today with college presidents’ pay.
Last weekend, the thoughtful pundit was upset with the Clintons’ “greed” and with their troubling income.
We think Bruni should be concerned with college presidents’ pay. He makes some good points in his new column.
That said, we’re willing to take it one step farther. Since Bruni’s concerned about everyone else, we think the scribe should start to inquire about major journalists’ pay.
For example, how much does Frank Bruni get paid? How about Maureen Dowd?
People like Bruni are often upset about the money other folk make. At the same time, they tend to be secretive about the piles of cash which gets dished to the big runny cheeses in their own sacred field.
Especially on the TV machine, it’s hard to doubt the pernicious results of big corporate pay. We watch the declining quality of Rachel Maddow’s show and we wonder if a person like Maddow would ever decline as much as she has if it weren’t for the ill effects of massive corporate pay.
In our judgment, Maddow’s a special case. That said, all over our TV “news” divisions, wealthy purveyors are clutching their pearls, asking if Hillary Clinton can relate to “everyday people.”
We’re always struck by the efforts these people make to keep their own incomes secret. How are they able to relate? The question never comes up!
In large part, the clowns on TV are willing to clown because of their very large pay-days. In our view, Maddow has become an especially striking case.
Her self-adoration is dragging her down. She’s hardly the only one.