Terrific piece. I actually find the attitude he deplores more on the left than the right — you know, people who denounce Fox News, but have never watched it and think it's all Hannity all day. A woman once told me that when she and her husband lived in Tennessee (I think) when he taught at some university there that all the people there were just right-wing, Bible-thumping crazies (this based on some bumper stickers she had seen). I asked her if she had ever talked to any of those people. She hesitated for a bit, then said, no, she had never got to know anybody outside the university enclave. How cosmopolitan.