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Tuesday December 23, 2014

The Laziest Likely to Succeed

“Lazy” is a word that Fox News likes to (lazily) toss around. They attach it to the unemployed, the poor, today's teensPres. Obama

Which is why, while doing background forámy review of “Foxcatcher,” this graf in The Washington Post's obit of John E. Du Pont,áthe heir to the Du Pont fortune and the movie's ostensible villain, stopped me:

John Eleuthere du Pont, who was born in November 1938, was one of four children raised on the same Pennsylvania estate where he lived as an adult. He grew up mostly with his mother after his parents divorced when he was young. He was voted both “laziest” and “most likely to succeed” at the private Haverford School near Philadelphia.

LaziestáandáMost Likely to Succeed? For the rich, certainly. For the poor, they just get castigated on Fox News.

Posted at 08:37 AM on Tuesday December 23, 2014 in category Politics  
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