For the past few days I have tried to do what journalists are supposed to do.Indeed? Since when was David Brooks a "journalist"? Ellen Goodman, describing what commentators do, said their business was to make sense of all that is happening in the world. Did Brooks ever once accomplish that? All I've ever seen under his byline has been what my dear old departed Dad used to call "popping off"-- bullshitting readers blind about how things are in the heartland, a place he never spent one moment in except to gather confirmation for his indigenous prejudices.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Our Miss Brooks
From the largest manufacturer of well-publicized cluelessness in the U.S.: