During a momentary lapse of judgment, I listened to CNN yesterday and heard President Obama exclaim that Americans must be the “best-educated, highest-skilled workers in the world.” This caused me to immediately think of Tatiana von Tauber’s post at Randazza’s Legal Satyricon.
Seems the international mind is interested in what’s really going on around the world – those issues which truly affect freedom, government and society. America seems more interested in Annie Liebovitz, sex scandals of politicians and the Bible. Once again, a firm reminder I’m not in Germany anymore. If I sing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, will that change? Even the U.S. edition of CNN is very different than the international one I used to watch and since coming back to the states I find the news too Hollywood hyped for the kind of information I’m used to getting.
Strong words from someone with a last name like von Tauber, ridiculing American concerns, interests and, yes, ultimately intelligence. Ah, how those Europeans so enjoy making fun of the average American, the very ones who our President says must be the “best educated” in the world if we are to complete.
Is Tatiana entitled to her opinion? Exhibit 1, a British CNN segment:
I do not believe that Americans are stupid. But it’s unacceptable that many are so ignorant.