At one point in the interview they quoted Alger Hiss' comment to Richard Nixon: "I went to Harvard. You went to Whittier College."
It was that kind of arrogance that drove Nixon onward, and eventually off the rails, after he saw how morally crooked the "keepers of the flame" were.
It'd be fun to see an Excel spreadsheet run out, balancing the "moral books" between Nixon and his chief antagonists in MSM, either the press as a whole or its leading lights in the "posse" that chased him from, well, 1952 to the grave.
Who was straighter? Who was the bigger hypocrite and liar? It would be a fun exercise to turn a bunch of sophomores loose on.
Marxists are elitists, convinced that they are innately superior and hence entitled to be in charge of the entire life of society. The famous “workers” (aka, the mob) have always been nothing but the weapon used by the elite, a group of self-annointed illuminati who know better than anyone or anything else.
This even pre-dates communism; look at some of the bloodier figures of the French Revolution, intellectuals all. It is no accident that Alinksy dedicated his book to Lucifer, because that is, essentially, the leftist attitude: they cut loose from religion and reason because there is no person and no institution that knows more than they and no wisdom greater than theirs.
In Whittaker Chambers’ Witness, virtually all of the worst traitors were from blue-blooded New England families, or were trust fund babies, or were professors at the Ivies...you get the idea. They were people who had been born with or acquired a sense of entitlement and Marxism enabled them to impose this vision of themselves on others.