A short open letter to the Atlantic, HuffPo, NYT, and the rest of the east coast media establishment:
Please, get out of your offices some. Please, take a deep breath. Leave your urban outlets. Put down that cappuchino. Get out of your parochial environment, and go meet people with bloodstreams. Get out to flyover country some, however distasteful that may be. Get to know your Saidian "Other". Stop coming up with ridiculous rewrites of your master's thesis in sociology. Stop imagining that bowling leagues are precursors to Nazi rallies, or that beards are signifiers of the power structure. Please burst that bubble. Develop a sense of humor. If you do this, your articles will look less like Onion parodies.