Vox Mocked for Income Inequality Interview at Expensive Bar Serving $16 Cocktails

April 30th, 2014 5:27 PM

There are so many things to mock about General Electric Vox from the fact that there is almost no Vox Populi (i.e. reader's comments) in Vox except for a narcissistic story celebrating itself after just three weeks on the web to Sarah Kliff reporting today with a straight face about how the White House considers that rising health care spending means ObamaCare is working. Perhaps the most hilarious thing about Vox so far is an interview by Vox's Matthew Yglesias of the new hero of the Left who wrote a book decrying capitalism, Thomas Piketty. So what was so funny about that interview? It took place at the bar of the St. Regis Hotel, close to the White House, which serves $16 cocktails.

Sonny Bunch of the Washington Free Beacon exposes this in a way (and photos such as the one you see here)  to make you burst out laughing enough to spill a Remy Martin Louis XIII drink:

It’s easy to mock VOX DOT COM. (Trust me, I know.) But, for some strange reason, they’ve decided to make it even easier. To wit: Matthew Yglesias recently discussed the evils of the accumulation of wealth with anti-income-inequality auteur Thomas Piketty … at the bar of the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Now, for those of you who aren’t aware, the St. Regis, located steps from the White House, is one of the nicest hotels in the city. And the bar, as you can see from the menu below, isn’t exactly the sort of place the One Percent would feel uncomfortable:

Personally, I think the $200 two-ounce pour of Pappy Van Winkle is the perfect bourbon to sip on whilst discussing the evils of inequality.

The Washington Free Beacon decided to recreate the interview to provide some needed insight into this important debate. Given VOX DOT COM’s love of charts, we imagine that Piketty—sipping on a $16 Yoshino 1935, the St. Regis’ expert mixture of Yamazaki 12 Single Malt, Cherry Heering Liqueur, vermouth, and orange peel—brought along a visual aid with which to make his points:

There are more photos poking fun at the interview between Yglesias and Mr. Income Inequality  at the St. Regis Hotel Bar in the rest of the article that you definitely want to check out. However, I am now wondering if the St. Regis Hotel Bar will become the site for negotiations between Yglesias and angry Vox interns ("intern" is a polite way of saying  "no salary") upset about the huge income inequality between them and, say, Ezra Klein. Remember, interns, make Matthew foot the significant bar bill.