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Bourdain: 'Privileged Eastern Liberals' to Blame for Anti-Establishment Vote

Bourdain: 'Privileged Eastern Liberals' to Blame for Anti-Establishment Vote

Anthony Bourdain (AP Photo/Charles Sykes) 

By    |   Thursday, 29 December 2016 06:38 PM

The "utter contempt with which privileged Eastern liberals such as myself" discuss "red-state . . . working-class Americans" is partly responsible for the current "upswell of rage and contempt" against the establishment, according to celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.

In an interview with "Reason," the host of CNN's "Parts Unknown" said there is "so much" liberals ought to be criticizing about their own attitudes.

"I hate the term 'political correctness,' the way in which speech that is found to be unpleasant or offensive is often banned from universities," he said, adding that is "exactly where speech that is potentially hurtful and offensive should be heard."

"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," he added.

Bourdain said he has spent "a lot of time in gun-country, God-fearing America" – and found "a hell of a lot of nice people out there, who are doing what everyone else in this world is trying to do: the best they can to get by, and take care of themselves and the people they love."

"The self-congratulatory tone of the privileged left – just repeating and repeating and repeating the outrages of the opposition – this does not win hearts and minds," he said. "We should be breaking bread with each other, and finding common ground whenever possible."

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The "utter contempt with which privileged Eastern liberals such as myself" discuss "red-state . . . working-class Americans" is partly responsible for the current "upswell of rage and contempt" against the establishment, according to celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.
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