I will be marking my 13th Bloggeversary in four days. Which means I am two weeks from the 13th anniversary of my first post about Mr. David Brooks of The New York Times:
Ah BoBo. Go to bed, little man, and don’t be afraid. I’m sure the Shining Path Evangelicals you stooge for won’t kill you ‘til last.And so today I am going to take it easy and yield the floor to Mr. Osita Nwanevu, a staff writer at Slate:
If Brooks really was there, he surely knows that the prevailing mood was not, simply, "gratitude" for being American; anger wasn't reserved merely for "centralized authority" in general. There was anger about racism, difference & what he calls "negative privilege" were referenced— Osita Nwanevu (@OsitaNwanevu) March 27, 2018
It is deeply strange to see revisionism happening in real time. As I said yesterday about MLK, it can be a sign that a movement is succeeding. But we should be clear that the Parkland teens have actually *leaned into* identity politics and that Brooks is trying to erase this.— Osita Nwanevu (@OsitaNwanevu) March 27, 2018
Mr. Nwaneru, for future reference, real-time revisionism and the erasure of inconvenient facts is literally David Brooks' entire schtick. It's why the Beltway media is so scrupulous about enforcing the Beltway Iron Rule of David Brooks.
In today's example, Mr. Brooks is not writing about the actual march as it actually happened. He is writing about an imaginary march which his wealthy, cosseted patrons wish had happened.
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