Urban Infidel: 'Refudiate' Named Word of the Year by Oxford University Press
The staff at the OUP may be the good people you credit them with being. They may be leftists so comfortable in their bubble that they are crimson at the thought that anyone passing their headquarters failed to share and appreciate their snark. Many of them view Palin and her supporters as illiterate savages who you can smile at during an interview in the hope that they just might bite the head off of a snake for your entertainment.
To many in the Arts and Media establishment the difference between a visit to flyover America and the 3rd World is that the natives visited on Globe Trekker are noble and the Americans are simply vulgar. The show did do one episode I saw in which they cruised through the rural South, it was entertaining.