Tag Archives: David Brooks

Hack Attack! Salon’s Brutal Takedown of Bigfoot Journalists

Salon’s Alex Pareene has assembled a Top Ten Hackorama of Political Journalists and it’s a corker (tip o’ the pixel to AlterNet). Pareene blowtorches some of the most notable members of the chinstrokerati, “[channeling] each media figure’s ‘unique’ voice — … Continue reading

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NYT’s Brooks: Barney Frank ‘Egregiously Immoral’

Today’s New York Times op-ed page features a David Brooks-as-usual column about Washington business as usual: [T]he most devastating scandal in recent history involved dozens of the most respected members of the Washington establishment. Their behavior was not out of the … Continue reading

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Brave News World Of Linkmanship

The hardworking staff has been, well, working hard to keep up with the Tucson-shootings media rumpus, which continuously feeds off itself like some sort of artificial unintelligence. Exhibit A: Sarah Palin’s idiotic “blood libel” accusation about criticism of her. Exhibit … Continue reading

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New York Times Hitched To Christopher

The New York Times has been a veritable Christopher Hitchens-rama over the past few weeks. In reverse order: Nice David Brooks piece in Friday’s Times about “the essayist Christopher Hitchens announc[ing] that he has cancer of the esophagus and will … Continue reading

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“D’You Read David Brooks’ Latest Column?”

Yes. D’you? David Brooks’ Tuesday New York Times piece led with an amazing array of statistics (and not just because I’m Jewish by attraction): Jews are a famously accomplished group. They make up 0.2 percent of the world population, but … Continue reading

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Welcome Matt

New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks distributed his annual Sidney awards on Christmas Day, and this year’s festivities included a repeat winner: I try not to give Sidneys to the same people year after year, but the fact is, … Continue reading

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Conservative PunditWorld, Hasan Edition

Nice compare/contrast on Tuesday between the hard-right chattering classes and the moderate-conservative chinstrokerati. Representing the former: Wasp-penned Wall Street Journal editorial board member Dorothy Rabinowitz. Representing the latter: Every-liberal’s-favorite-conservative David Brooks, New York Times op-ed columnist. Both Brooks and Rabinowitz … Continue reading

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