Welcome David Brooks! A very timely initiative. https://t.co/UTu6qvMTSS via @aspeninstitute @DanPorterfield— Walter Isaacson (@WalterIsaacson) March 21, 2018
Thank God David Fucking Brooks is finally on the case!
A fitting rewards for the quintessential Beltway hack who has a job for life at The New York Times sharting out tiny variatons of Beltway's most cherished fairy tale. A column which amounts to literally nothing more than a twice-weekly and utterly predictable, ritual incantation of the Beltway's most sacred lie for which every headline might as well be this:
Speaking as a White MaleDavid Brooks MARCH 22, 2018
Which is inevitably lathered up with some ludicrous revisionist claptrap like this:
When I started, it was very important for opinion writers to never think of themselves as a Republican or a Democrat. We were individual inquirers, not polemicists for some political team. Over the years, many people stopped making that distinction.
And is always built around a Both Siderist poison-pill like this --
But the notion that group membership determines opinion undermines all that. If it’s just group against group, deliberation is a sham, beliefs are just masks groups use to preserve power structures, and democracy is a fraud. The epistemological foundation of our system is in surprisingly radical flux.
-- in which any critical distinctions of any kind about anything are systematically annihilated in favor the Both Siderist lie which The New York Times pays Mr. Brooks a fortune to repeat over and over and over again.
After writing about Mr. Brooks for 13 years, I can tell you with complete confidence that there is no "reputable" columnist in America who has inflicted more long-term damage to our nation's political discourse than Mr. David Brooks of The New York Times.
Behold, a Tip Jar!