Why do conservative intellectuals continuously fawn over Matthew Yglesias? It seems like every time Matty posts something crime-thinky, usually IQ graphs to stroke his own ego about his college major, people on the right go crazy with cheers of “one of us!” Now that Matt has decided to leave Vox and go for Substack, many on the right are also cheering again: he’s “one of us!”
Except none of this is remotely true and the right needs to stop pretending that any “smart person” who says something even close to be right-wing is secretly some kind of thought criminal.
Matt Yglesias will never give you the time of the day, and he will never defend you when you need help.
Remember, ultimately, Matty thinks he’s better than you. Here’s what he had to say about Vox’s readership, which was so superior to you plebs:
In fact, Matty is such an elitist, that when writing about his own assault in Washington D.C., he just had to name drop the people who was hanging out with at the time. No, I am not making this up:
You see those hyperlinks? Matty actually linked to the bylines of his friends Megan McArdle and Peter Suderman… when writing about his own assault. How elitist can you be, to have just been assaulted, and think you should shill the bylines of your friends to show how cool your friends are?
And, of course, who can forget the horrible things Matt Yglesias said Tucker Carlson’s family deserved when Antifa surrounded their home?
But hey, this guy is just like us, he spoke out about cancel culture once!
This proves he does not get it and never will.
Stop making excuses for people who want you dead.