Jerry Seinfeld takes down racial bean counters at Buzzfeed, Gawker over ‘anti-comedy’ political correctness « Douglas Ernst
Surely, Chayka researched this post before he went off on a tear. He
must know that Seinfeld called Pryor “the Picasso of our profession,”
or that he hosted an event honoring Cosby and called himself “not that
funny” by comparison, or that Ansari regularly joins Seinfeld’s
exclusive inner circle of comedians. Et cetera, et cetera.
In fact, there are few working comedians who do not have a story to
tell about how Seinfeld and his encouraging cohorts aided in the
development of their careers.
Surely, he knew all this and merely sought to intentionally mislead
his audience. The alternative would be that Chayka just did not care so
much about the subject as his preconceived opinion before publishing it
in what he must have known was a public forum… Which just couldn’t be.