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  • I Was Once a Socialist. Then I Saw How It Worked.

    12/06/2019 7:40:47 AM PST · by karpov · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 5, 2019 | David Brooks
    ... My socialist sympathies didn’t survive long once I became a journalist. I quickly noticed that the government officials I was covering were not capable of planning the society they hoped to create. It wasn’t because they were bad or stupid. The world is just too complicated. I came to realize that capitalism is really good at doing the one thing socialism is really bad at: creating a learning process to help people figure stuff out. If you want to run a rental car company, capitalism has a whole bevy of market and price signals and feedback loops that tell...
  • David Brooks Conjures Up Imaginary Trump Supporter for Fake Interview

    10/06/2019 5:32:24 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 25 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 5, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    Suppose you need to interview a Trump supporter for the New York Times? Well, you certainly can't look to your own staff for such a person because they don't exist due to the almost total lack of political diversity at that newspaper. Even the "conservatives" there are all Never Trumpers.  So what to do when a Trump supporter needs to be found for an interview? Easy! Just invent such a person and then stack the deck against him during the completely imaginary interview.That is exactly what David Brooks did on Thursday in "Why Trump Voters Stick With Him." The subtitle,...
  • Brooks: ‘There Was No Collusion’

    07/27/2019 4:41:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 July 2019 | Ian Hanchett
    On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks reacted to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress by stating that “There was no collusion” and this “makes it much less likely that we move forward with an impeachment process.” Brooks said, “Russian interference, he certainly made that case very compellingly. … There was no collusion. And I think the headline on that front is that it makes it much less likely that we move forward with an impeachment process. There are still people in the House who are sort of angling in that direction. And there’s been...
  • Buttigieg attracting praise from an unexpected audience — conservatives

    04/11/2019 4:53:57 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 77 replies
    Politico ^ | 10th April 2019 | KATIE GALIOTO
    He’s called the “Green New Deal” a “sound framework” for confronting climate change. He’s called for abolishing the Electoral College and has endorsed the idea of single-payer health care. And he’s openly gay. But Pete Buttigieg is getting rare praise from some unlikely voices — conservatives. Right-leaning pundits and politicians have taken notice of Buttigieg’s rising popularity, an ascent that began in early March after the South Bend mayor’s widely heralded CNN town hall performance, which garnered a sprinkling of compliments from Republicans. In the time since, a number of conservatives have shown a growing interest in Buttigieg and at...
  • NY Times Columnist David Brooks, Post Mueller-Report: Trump Is Owed an Apology

    03/27/2019 1:34:38 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 26, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    In the wake of the release of the Robert Mueller Report, New York Times "conservative" columnist David Brooks seems to have done some soul-searching and has concluded that President Donald Trump is owed an apology. Of course, among those who owe such an apology to Trump is Brooks himself as we shall see in his Tuesday column, "We’ve All Just Made Fools of Ourselves — Again." Um, who is this "We," kemo sabe? Actually what Brooks really means are the Democrats and liberals and Never Trumpers who have been constantly slamming Trump since the 2016 election and even before. Of course,...
  • Morality and Michael Cohen (2 bag barf alert)

    03/03/2019 5:41:53 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 2/28/2019 | David Brooks
    I often wonder who didn’t love Donald Trump. I often wonder who left an affection void that he has tried to fill by winning attention, which is not the same thing. He’s turned his life into a marketing strategy. As Michael Cohen said in his testimony on Wednesday, even the presidential campaign was a marketing campaign to build the Trump brand. In turning himself into a brand he’s turned himself into a human shell, so brittle and gilded that there is no place for people close to him to attach. His desperate attempts to be loved have made him unable...
  • WATCH: Don Lemon: More Women Should Run For President Because...

    02/10/2019 2:15:20 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Scroll down for video at link. On Friday, TMZ caught up with CNN's Don Lemon at Los Angeles International Airport. The tabloid decided to ask Lemon about the scandal going on in Virginia with Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook photo where he wore black face. The reporter asked Lemon if he thought women would be better political leaders because of their backgrounds being "less sketchy." The CNN anchor laughed and agreed. “Women are the smartest of the sexes and they always have been," Lemon said. “We would be a whole lot better off if women were running things — more things...
  • Photo of Joy Behar dressed as ‘beautiful African woman’ resurfaces

    02/06/2019 11:15:25 PM PST · by knighthawk · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 06 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    A long forgotten video clip from ABC's "The View" resurfaced on Wednesday that showed co-host Joy Behar trying to explain a Halloween costume from when she was younger. The clip was shared by The Wrap media editor Jon Levine. Behar was seen discussing a New York Times op-ed about the resurgence of curly hair during the show in 2016. Behar showed her colleagues and the audience a picture of herself with curly hair when she was 29 years old. The co-hosts appeared surprised by her drastically different look. Raven-Symoné, a former co-host, asked, "Joy, are you black?"
  • David Brooks on VA Dem Turmoil: "...Maybe We Should Have Only Women Leading"

    02/10/2019 4:19:33 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 42 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 2-9-2019 | Ian Schwartz
    Full Title: David Brooks on VA Dem Turmoil: "A Lot Of Male Bad Behavior, Maybe We Should Have Only Women Leading" (New York Times columnist David) Brooks weighed in on the blackface controversy surrounding Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and Attorney General Mark Herring (D) and allegations of sexual assault against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D). He called the Fairfax case the "most serious," but that we should not rush to conclusions without investigating first. "Men turn out to be a problem. There's a lot of male bad behavior. Maybe we should have only women leading our states. That might...
  • Here Are the 50 Celebs, Reporters, & Others Covington Kids’ Lawyers Just Officially Targeted

    02/04/2019 3:07:47 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 49 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | February 4, 2019 at 6:17am | C. Douglas Golden
    In the wake of a short, out-of-context video put up on Twitter about a confrontation after the Jan. 18 March for Life, pretty much everyone in the media and politics decided to condemn a group of minors from Covington Catholic High School.And then the facts started coming in.According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, over 50 individuals who went after the Covington kids and didn’t retract their statements will potentially find themselves in court after lawyers for the most visible of the students “sent letters to media outlets, individual journalists, celebrities and Catholic organizations as the first step in possible libel and...
  • Video DUFUs: Will David Brooks Be Forced OUT at New York Times Over Covington Catholic Column?

    01/23/2019 9:20:43 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 23, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Although David Brooks is a NeverTrumper "conservative" columnist at the New York Times who has guaranteed his job security by his open hatred of President Trump, he might have gone A Bridge Too Far with his latest column. In it he gives full support to the Covington Catholic high school students over the incident when Native American Nathan Phillips got into the face of one of the students while banging on a drum. The fact that this kid and many other students were wearing a MAGA hats made support for them intolerable in the minds of many liberals. So...
  • Leftist Rage at David Brooks for Defending Covington Catholic Students

    01/23/2019 5:24:23 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 44 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 22, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    Did columnist David Brooks put his New York Times gig at risk on Monday? Most people at liberal mainstream media outlets that have reported on the incident in Washington D.C. on Friday involving the Covington Catholic high school students, after having been made aware of the longer video and more facts about what actually happened, seem to be using the weasel type of position of saying something along the lines of "perhaps the incident is not quite like what it initially seemed but..." However, Brooks did not go that route. Instead he gave a full, flat out defense of those students...
  • Hillary Claims She Didn’t Know About the Dossier – Posted 8 Tweets Related to Dossier

    10/27/2017 6:32:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    GP ^ | 10/27/17 | Christina Laila
    Hillary Clinton sent out 8 tweets about Trump’s relationship with Russia leading up to election day in anticipation of the release of the Russia dossier. She was preparing the public for the Russian narrative plot she had been working on with Fusion GPS and dossier author Christopher Steele. The FBI launched their Trump-Russia probe in late July of 2016. Per a Politico report from March of 2017: FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Monday that his agency has been investigating possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian officials since last July. Shortly after the FBI launched a probe into Trump-Russia...
  • AFTER HILLARY CHOKED, HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED.

    10/18/2016 8:15:44 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 182 replies
    Web ^ | 10/18/2016 | Dick Bachert
    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AT THE NBC PRESIDENTIAL FORUM WITH MATT LAUER DEMOCRAT HILLARY CLINTON’S BEHIND THE SCENES TIRADE AFTER NBC’s MATT LAUER ASKED CLINTON THE ONE QUESTION SHE HAD NOT PRE-APPROVED VETERAN NBC CAMERAMAN: ‘YOU REALLY HAD TO SEE THIS TO BELIEVE IT...SHE CAME APART – LITERALLY UNGLUED; SHE IS THE MOST FOUL-MOUTHED WOMAN I’VE EVER HEARD...AND THAT VOICE AT SCREECH LEVEL...AWFUL’ ”SHE LOOKED SO ENRAGED THAT WE ALL THOUGHT HER HEAD WOULD EXPLODE...IT WAS A FULL-ON MELT-DOWN AND THEN SHE SCREAMED SHE’D GET THAT F - - - ING LAUER FIRED FOR THIS. IT WENT ON FOR AT LEAST...
  • "She Was In Full Meltdown”: Hillary Unleashed On Donna Brazile

    10/21/2016 5:40:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 34 replies
    Hindsight is making more and more clear that Hillary’s outrageously rigged campaign is dependent – heavily dependent – on control over the media. Nearly every question she has been asked during the past 18 months has been approved and agreed upon ahead of time. Hillary’s responses have been heavily scripted and rehearsed. It even emerged that Donna Brazile, who is a CNN contributor and who was appointed interim chair of the DNC after Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced out, shared questions that were meant to be spontaneous with the Clinton campaign in advance.
  • (story source) Hillary Clinton: ‘If that f-ing bastard Trump wins, we all hang from nooses’

    03/12/2018 9:57:45 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 100 replies
    iwb ^ | 2018 | DCG
    NOTE: we probably have all heard of the infamous quote. Here is the source information for the story. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I’ve read on the AltMedia that Hillary Clinton had an outburst, in which the pathological liar said probably the only truthful thing she’s ever said: “If that fu**ing bastard [Donald Trump] wins, we all hang from nooses.” So I did a search and found the source of that quote: Bill Still, of The Still Report videos on YouTube. On his website, Still describes himself as: A former newspaper editor and publisher. He has written for USA Today, The Saturday Evening Post,...
  • FBI officials said Clinton 'has to win' race to White House: NYT

    12/13/2017 10:25:36 AM PST · by simpson96 · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/12/2017 | Reuters Staff
    (Reuters) - Senior FBI officials who helped probe Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign told a colleague that Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had to win the race to the White House, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. Peter Strzok, a senior FBI agent, said Clinton “just has to win” in a text sent to FBI lawyer Lisa Page, the Times reported. The messages showed concern from Strzok and Page that a Trump presidency could politicize the FBI, the report said, citing texts turned over to Congress and obtained by the newspaper. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is investigating...
  • CNN’s Year-Long-Get-Trump Project Explodes in Two Sound Bites

    04/20/2018 1:18:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 20, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: By the way, the Comey memos regarding Trump and Flynn, do you know what they really reveal? They reveal that Trump had a lot of reservations about Flynn’s judgment. It wasn’t just related to the phone call he had with the Russian ambassador who went to lunch all the time, Sergey Kislyak. According to Comey’s memos, Trump’s reservations about Flynn were numerous, and they were related to his judgment. Trump was not confident of it. Now, case you’re asking, no, there were no Comey memos ever of any of his meetings or time spent with President Obama. You might...
  • Anthony Bourdain: "I Have Information That Will Lead to the Arrest of Hillary Clinton."

    07/18/2018 4:06:34 AM PDT · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 107 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/5/2018 | Anthony Bourdain
    Anthony Bourdain: "I Have Information That Will Lead to the Arrest of Hillary Clinton."
  • Turns out Comey gave Hillary a pass on emails because he thought she would win

    04/13/2018 7:27:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/13/2018 | Monica Showalter
    James Comey's memoir, pompously titled A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, set for release on April 17, is out from the reviewer class, and all but one seems to have missed the bombshell in it: that Comey neglected to prosecute Hillary Clinton for her refusal to properly handle the nation's top secrets through her illegal private bathtub server, and exposed those secrets to  our nation's enemies, because he thought she would win the 2016 election.  Some Boy Scout, as he and his allies portray him. Quite a few of the reviewers focus on Comey's descriptive powers, something that could make...