Posts Tagged ‘David Brooks’


UPDATED BELOW: It’s certainly no mystery why the GOP and its fanboys at Fox and elsewhere are always on the attack.  Aside from the fact that only 20% of Americans will still reluctantly admit to being Republicans, the other 80% are always susceptible to inconvenient facts slipping into the conversation, which would clearly make an [...]

Movies in Black and White

Ever since Nixon, the American Right has essentially given up on facts, logic, and evidence, preferring to focus on comic book narratives wherein they’re always the plucky, all-American heroes, fighting valiantly against forces of pure evil.  Unable to sell the efficacy of any of their policy goals on the merits, the world has been imaginatively [...]

hurl check

David Brooks reports that some unnamed Republican Senator had his hand on his inner thigh through a “whole dinner.”  This says at least as much about Bobo, to my admittedly jaded mind, as it does about the Senator, who must be pretty disgusting for Brooks to have not named him.  I mean, Larry Craig went [...]

…But the building is nice

Reading the New York Times with unusual thoroughness over the holiday weekend, I found myself annoyed, and a little embarrassed, that so much of it was, well, garbage.  Worse, it was garbage of the most common and insulting sort:  fawning, shallow interviews, dubious, poorly-sourced claims presented as fact, “balance” in the form of risibly false [...]

fit to print

To: Paunch Sulzburger, From: Overpaid Consultant RE: “Talent” Good seeing you the other night, Paunch.  The lighting in that restaurant did make you appear taller and less bald.  But let’s cut to the chase here.  Some of that dead wood on your OP/ED page is so petrified you guys don’t need an iceberg to [...]

And Now a word from our sponsors…

Update: Below, in comments, CHNN correspondent RMP reports live from the AIG hearings. “The Commercial Republic.”  Hmmm.  Now, I don’t ordinarily think much about David Brooks, and generally avoid his NYT column, because if I happened to be in the mood for something insultingly elitist, completely irrelevant, and stupefyingly clueless, I have a veritable smorgasbord already [...]

Let’s put on a show

At some point, American politics completely ceased to be about what it was intended to be, that is, a battle of ideas to govern a democracy, and became what we have today: a tawdry and sensational television program in which some characters come and go, but each episode returns exactly to where it started.  Indeed, [...]