"It’s comfortable living in a
cocoon — associating only with those who share your views, reading
journalism and watching news that only reinforces them, avoiding those
on the other side of the cultural divide."
"Liberals have been doing this for a long time. In 1972, the movie
critic Pauline Kael said it was odd that Richard Nixon was winning the
election, because everyone she knew was for George McGovern."
"Kael wasn’t clueless about the rest of America. She was just observing that her own social circle was politically parochial."