A very angry little boy named Matthew Continetti has written a very angry article to the effect that Liberal Nepotism is ruining America!
Why the wide world of sports do I now know the name "Matthew Continetti"?
Because Young Matthew is also the editor of the Washington Free Beacon.
And how did Young Matthew build this perch from which he now preaches against the horrors of Liberal Nepotism?
Wait for it.
Wait for it...
From New York Magazine:
But what’s truly amazing about Continetti’s passionate screed against the nepotistic liberal elite is that it was written by Matthew Continetti, who epitomizes what the Chinese call guanxi more than either Kass or Wagner, and arguably more than any American alive.After graduating from college, Continetti received a well-funded fellowship at the Weekly Standard financed by a wealthy organization, founded by William Simon and Irving Kristol, which is dedicated to subsidizing conservative journalists. Book editor Adam Bellow had an idea for a project, and asked Bill Kristol, Irving's son, for a name. Kristol suggested his young charge, Continetti, who was also in the process of becoming Kristol’s son-in-law (you can read the wedding notice in the New York Times). Kristol probably didn't trouble himself too much about the threat to meritocracy, having himself attained his position in life in part by being the son of Irving Kristol. Needless to say, Bellow — the son of Saul Bellow, and the author of In Praise of Nepotism — probably didn't mind, either.