In a short and fluffy interview about how awesome he is and all the important people he knows, David Brooks tells Chicago Magazine that he does not give a shit what his critics say:
David Brooks Doesn’t Pay Attention to Your CriticismThe University of Chicago grad opens up about his love for the city and experiences with Rahm, Axelrod, and Obama....Because Brooks’s twice-a-week op-ed columns (he has written hundreds of them over the past 14-plus years) often flirt with piousness, his recent split from his U. of C. classmate—Jane Hughes, who converted to Judaism and changed her name to Sarah Brooks—has been snarkily and gleefully noted by his critics. I’ve noticed that he is increasing the butt of derision, and I asked him about that. “It’s the universal experience of all opinion columnists,” he said, claiming that he pays little attention, but he does quickly scan the moderated comments under his column to see if there’s anything to be learned from them. Female opinion writers, he added, “get it much worse...
What's weird, is that I distinctly remember about a year ago when Mr. Brooks said he definitely does not read comments at all because of the delicateness of his fee-fees. Well, I suppose for a man who routinely wipes out whole decades of Conservative history because their existence also hurts his fee-fees, this level of embroidery is pretty small beer.
Either way, shout all you want.
It don't cost nuthin'.