I was too lazy to blog about this New York Times article on Sunday, and figured other people would call attention to it. With the exception of a neutral-to-approving link from Andrew Stuttaford, nobody in blogdom has. Walter Mosley’s piece is incredibly condescending (“Al Bundy. . . is working-class America with all of its ignorance, misogyny and resentment”). It also weirdly, and falsely, assumes the public shares the author’s pessimism: “Al Bundy is my hero because he knows that there is no hope. . . . He’s my hero because he’s flat broke, like most of us are, and always will be.” It’s badly written: “No one is listening. No one cares about his day or his complaints. There’s no dinner on the table. The dog won’t even bring him his slippers. This is the show’s comment on the sad reality of American life.” But what tops it off is the political note injected at the end: “Al coming home to an empty refrigerator is me coming home to our president’s state of the union address.” Or me finding the Times on my doorstep.