I live in southern Virginia and have been reading the Times for two years. After reading this article, I found that there seemed to be an inherent biased stereotype towards the conservatives shown here. And it is troubling, although I understand the Times' liberal stance as a metropolitan newspaper.
The certain descriptions you chose to correlate with the people in the article, such as "County Fair", "Golden Corral", "gas station coffee", made me feel uncomfortable. All of these scenes that you described have something to do with a certain lifestyle. I am not sure what the lifestyle is, maybe a rural-lower-middle-class life? So Golden-Corral-goers and gas-station-coffee-drinkers have to be conservatives? And conservatives are represented by the certain population you described here?
Can a West Village resident who reads the Times every Sunday also be a conservativ