Bour­dain a lib­eral, but has had enough of left’s ‘ut­ter con­tempt’

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Dou­glas Ernst

Fa­mous chef An­thony Bour­dain is an out­spo­ken lib­eral, but he blasted the “self-con­grat­u­la­tory tone of the priv­i­leged left” on Thurs­day for mak­ing it harder for Amer­i­cans to find “com­mon ground.”

CNN’s “Parts Un­known” host re­cently said he has “ut­ter con­tempt” for Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump, but in a new in­ter­view with Rea­son magazine, he sounded off on his ide­o­log­i­cal al­lies’ for deny­ing op­po­nents “ba­sic hu­man­ity and [the] le­git­i­macy of their views.”

“The ut­ter con­tempt with which priv­i­leged East­ern lib­er­als such as my­self dis­cuss red-state, gun-coun­try, work­ing-class Amer­ica as ridicu­lous and mo­rons and rubes is largely re­spon­si­ble for the up­swell of rage and con­tempt and de­sire to pull down the tem­ple that we’re see­ing now,” the chef said while pro­mot­ing his new cook­book, “Ap­petites.”

Mr. Bour­dain sin­gled out Bill Maher of HBO’s “Real Time” as epit­o­miz­ing “in­suf­fer­ably smug” lib­er­al­ism.

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