Harvard Law graduate and Cornell professor William Jacobson is a member of an exclusive club, as he is one of the few arch-conservatives to make a home in Ithaca. Before this week, Jacobson was one of the lesser-known members of this group that also consists of Ann Coulter and the blind guy staunchly opposed to anal sex, even though his initials spell “A.S.S.” But this week, Jacobson catapulted himself through the ranks of the Big Red Staters, thanks to his shocking expose of liberal media bias in MSNBC’s coverage of President Obama’s trip to an Arlington burger joint on Tuesday.
Mitchell even noted that Obama left a $5 tip in the tip jar. But she didn’t mention one arugula-like fact, and you couldn’t hear it on the MSNBC video because Andrea and her correspondent Kelly O’Donnel (they needed two people to cover this story) were talking so much.
NBC’s regular news reported Obama’s order as follows: “”I’m going to have a basic cheddar cheese burger, medium well, with mustard,” Obama said. “Do you have spicy mustard? I’ll take that.”
Actually, the quote was “you got a spicy mustard or something like that, or a Dijon mustard, something like that” (at 0.55 of the unedited video below without Mitchell’s talkover).
Obama ordered his burger with DIJON MUSTARD! Bet he had to seek John Kerry’s counsel on that.
If anyone knows elitism, it’s a Harvard Law-educated Cornell professor who worked for many years as a lawyer in Rhode Island.
Never mind the fact that spicy mustard– whether it’s Dijon or not–is well-documented to be infinitely superior to yellow mustard, and anyone who has spent at least four years in New York knows to always request it. And never mind the fact that Jacobson is upset with MSNBC for both covering this unimportant story and censoring this unimportant story. And still forget that he missed Obama’s real blunder, which was choosing to go to Ray’s Hell Burger instead of Five Guys or Good Stuff Eatery.
The point is that Jacobson is a Rottweiler, as he has sniffed out this story and he’s not letting it go. Since his initial blog posting, he has updated the original post ten times, mostly to dub this massive controversy “Dijongate” and link to the blogs making fun of him. Now he has begun an entirely new post on the subject.
There is a lingering question, however, as to just who Barack Obama is, and whether we elected a blank slate who makes it up as he goes. This point is made not just by conservatives (who made this argument prior to the election), but also by Democrats and left-wing activists who openly wonder whether Obama’s election promises on terrorist detention, gay rights, and a host of other issues were “just words.” The nutroots doesn’t know who Barack Obama is anymore than I do, and anything which fills in the void in a negative way is viewed as a threat.
Jacobson knows that the most telling decision a U.S. President can make is whether he would like fries with that.
While Jacobson’s stay near the top of the Cornell Conservative Exposure Ladder may be brief, his tireless searches for his own name on Google have brought enlightenment to thousands. We finally know that professors spend their reading period in the same way the rest of us do: by watching daytime television and surfing the internet.