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  • David Brooks: Let’s Not Get Carried Away (Brooks defends Trump?)

    06/20/2017 10:44:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 20, 2017 | David Brooks
    I was the op-ed editor at The Wall Street Journal at the peak of the Whitewater scandal. We ran a series of investigative pieces “raising serious questions” (as we say in the scandal business) about the nefarious things the Clintons were thought to have done back in Arkansas... In retrospect Whitewater seems overblown. And yet it has to be confessed that, at least so far, the Whitewater scandal was far more substantive than the Russia-collusion scandal now gripping Washington. There may be a giant revelation still to come. But as the Trump-Russia story has evolved, it is striking how little...
  • Ross Douthat Childishly Begs for Trump's Removal via 25th Amendment

    05/19/2017 7:37:59 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 18, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Ross Douthat, the "conservative" David Brooks mini-me at the New York Times, wants President Donald Trump removed from office pronto. Although Douthat admits in his May 16 column that Trump has probably not done anything actually impeachable, he still wants him out of office because his supposed "childishness" offends him.  Since Trump's very presence in the White House offends poor Douthat's delicate urbane sensibilities, he childishly places his belief in The 25th Amendment Solution for Removing Trump:
  • Left & Right Unite in Mirth Over David Brooks' Tacky Wedding Registry

    05/03/2017 4:05:40 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 46 replies
    Self | May 3, 2017 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, we have read a lot recently about the irreparable divide in American politics nowadays. However, I am happy to report that there is one thing about which the left & right are in mirthful unity about: the incredibly tacky David Brooks wedding registry. Brooks got married again last Sunday after dumping his wife of 27 years for a much younger mate. That actually isn't the funny part. The laughter comes from the wealthy columnist and his bride publishing online (since taken down) of a wedding registry consisting of expensive as well as tacky items. The question is why even...
  • David Brooks Backs Away from Trump 'Outrage Level 11'

    04/28/2017 2:49:16 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 28, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    It seems as if New York Times columnist David Brooks has crawled back from the Antifa ninja play warrior resistance limb he went out on right after the last election and has decided that he can now just barely tolerate the crease in the pants of President Donald Trump. His April 28 column has announced that he is dialing back his "Outrage Level 11" Trump derangement syndrome  down to a mere level 3 or 4 on the outrage scale.
  • Trump Derangement Syndrome sends NYT’s in-house "conservative" David Brooks off the deep end

    04/22/2017 6:20:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/22/2017 | David Zukerman
    Once upon a time, David Brooks was considered the house conservative at the New York Times.  But in his April 21 New York Times column, he put President Donald J. Trump on a list of "strong men" that includes Turkey's Recep Erdoğan and North Korea's Kim Jong-un.  Mr. Brooks noted that Erdoğan has "dismantle[d] democratic institutions and replace[d] them with majoritarian dictatorship."  The Times columnist went on to assert: "While running for office, Donald Trump violated every norm of statesmanship built up over these many centuries[.]"  Mr. Brooks, however, does not elaborate, explain, or elucidate the nature of the alleged violations. But when it comes...
  • ‘Meet the Press’ Debates If Hillary Lost Because of the Country’s ‘Misogyny’

    04/09/2017 12:59:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | April 9, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In a ridiculous discussion that sounded as though it belonged in a forum of a left-wing website, the panel on Sunday’s Meet the Press bemoaned how the country’s attitude towards women cost Hillary Clinton the White House. Moderator Chuck Todd read from the recent NYT column of Nicholas Kristof, who described Clinton’s idea of Trump voters as “I don’t agree with him, I’m not sure I really approve of him, but he looks like somebody who’s been president before.” Paraphrasing Clinton, Todd suggested that “she believed misogyny played a much larger role in this than it’s been analyzed by many...
  • It may sound crazy, but the GOP really wants its healthcare plan to fail

    03/10/2017 1:40:33 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 51 replies
    CNBC.Com ^ | March 10, 2017 | Ezra Klein
    There is a line worth noting in David Brooks's column today: "The Republican plan will fuel cynicism. It's being pushed through in an elitist, anti-democratic, middle of the night rush. It seems purposely designed to fail." Quietly, the idea that the House bill is designed to fail is percolating around Washington. I've heard it from a half-dozen people now. The law's construction is shoddy. The outreach has been nonexistent. The hypocritical, hyper-accelerated process is baffling. Nothing about it makes sense. But if you flip the intention — if you assume Republican leaders want to see a repeal-and-replace bill die in...
  • Power Poses Shortcircuited

    02/17/2017 8:57:07 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 17, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Some theories are so stupid that you can tell at the outset that elites will embrace them: Amy Cuddy's thesis of "power poses" is one of these. Launched in an academic paper in 2010, the theory that stance=success picked up a celebrated following. "A bigger boost came when David Brooks, The New York Times columnist and author of books like The Social Animal, about the everyday uses of psychology, visited the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory, where Cuddy is a researcher," Tom Bartlett wrote in The Chronicle Review on December 9, 2016. "He described in a column how the power-poses experiment...
  • David Brooks Hypes Anti-Trump Resistance Networks

    02/14/2017 11:59:06 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 14, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Imagine New York Times "conservative" columnist David Brooks decked out in a Maquis beret as part of the Ivory Tower resistance movement against the evil TrumpenReich. He runs out into the street to stop traffic, including emergency vehicles, while screaming vehement rhetoric to mobilize mass opposition to the fascistic dictatorship of President Donald Trump. Yeah it sounds hilariously absurd, but what makes it even funnier is that Brooks is dead serious. It is part of his Valentine's Day delusion in which he envisions several kinds of resistance movements that could counter Trump.
  • David Brooks On Travel Ban: "We Have Offended The World"; "It's Extremely Stupid" (tr)

    02/13/2017 8:53:22 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 51 replies
    RCP video ^ | 2-11-2017 | Ian Schwartz
    Full Title: David Brooks On Travel Ban: "We Have Offended The World"; "I'm Not Sure If It's Illegal, But It's Extremely Stupid" PBS News: Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, .... Transcript, via PBS NewsHour: DAVID BROOKS: .... (snip) On the larger issue of the travel ban, our friend Charles Krauthammer of The Washington Post I think put it pretty well. I’m not sure it’s illegal, but it’s extremely stupid. I’m a little uncomfortable with the idea of judges overruling presidents on national security matters. Nonetheless, so...
  • How Can You Miss Someone If They Won’t Go Away?

    01/14/2017 5:58:45 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-14-2017 | MOTUS
    David Brooks: the ostensibly conservative New York Times columnist, TV pundit, bestselling author and lecture-circuit thought leader, defines everything that’s wrong with allowing  the country’s elite to select our candidates/leaders. From Brooks’ November 11, 2016 NYT column: Finally, it seems important to be humbled and taught by this horrific election result. Trump’s main problem in governing is not going to be some fascistic ideology; his main problem is going to be his own attention span, ignorance and incompetence. If he’s left to bloviate while others are left to run the country and push through infrastructure plans, maybe things won’t be...
  • NPR's Dionne Promotes Smear: Next, Trump Will Name Mexican Kingpin to Run the DEA

    12/11/2016 2:37:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 11, 2016 | Tim Graham
    National Public Radio likes to think it's about civility (not rudeness) and real news (not fake news). But when it comes to Donald Trump, on Friday night NPR became the promoter of a rude and disparaging joke on All Things Considered. Washington Post columnist and NPR contributor E. J. Dionne passed along a joke from unfunny leftist Andy Borowitz in The New Yorker: that Trump's picks were so contrary to the government's mission that next he would name Mexican drug kingpin "El Chapo" to run the DEA. DIONNE: Well, I think you've got Trump naming a lot of people who...
  • David Brooks: Trump 'Will Probably Resign or Be Impeached Within a Year'

    11/11/2016 10:18:22 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 76 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 11, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Columnist David Brooks is the house "conservative" of the New York Times which means he is currently busy consoling his fellow liberals over Donald Trump's election victory. Brooks, in his column today titled The View From Trump Tower but which could more accurately be labeled "The View From Ivory Tower," describes texting people "off the ledge." Ironically it is Brooks himself who leaps off that ledge at the end of his column due to his extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome.
  • David Brooks: Trump Will ‘Resign or Be Impeached within a Year’

    11/11/2016 9:21:03 AM PST · by ColdOne · 113 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/11/16 | Breitbart News
    In his Friday column, New York Times columnist David Brooks speculates about a new political dichotomy and writes that President-elect Donald Trump will “resign or be impeached within a year.” From Brooks’ column: Finally, it seems important to be humbled and taught by this horrific election result. Trump’s main problem in governing is not going to be some fascistic ideology; his main problem is going to be his own attention span, ignorance and incompetence. If he’s left to bloviate while others are left to run the country and push through infrastructure plans, maybe things won’t be disastrous.
  • David Brooks: Less Educated Will Vote For Trump, "Go With Their Gene Pool"

    11/05/2016 10:58:47 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 305 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 5, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    Brooks said the less educated and non-college educated whites are going to vote for Donald Trump no matter what. He added, "people are just going with their gene pool." "Basically, less educated or high school-educated whites are going to Trump," Brooks told host Judy Woodruff. "It doesn't matter what the guy does. And college-educated going to Clinton."
  • David Brooks Admits He Lives in Wealthy Bubble

    04/29/2016 6:50:02 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 29, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    WARNING! David Brooks has admitted that he lives in a wealthy bubble and to rectify that he plans to break out of his New York Times cocoon and travel down the Heart of Darkness to mix with the hoi polloi. What caused Brooks to issue his bubble admission was the rise of Donald Trump whom he had previously discounted. So before getting down from his high horse to possibly mix with the peasants at your neighborhood sports bar Brooks, with a massive chip on his shoulder, declares his moral superiority:
  • David Brooks: At Least Trump Crushed 'Dying Husk' of Reaganism in GOP

    03/30/2016 12:39:06 PM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 30, 2016 | Tim Graham
    David Brooks, the fake conservative half of public broadcasting on Friday – the one day they pretend to let conservatives on the taxpayer-funded airwaves – forecast on Friday's All Things Considered on NPR that Donald Trump has done one positive thing – destroyed the “dying husk” of obsolete Reaganism in the Republican Party. Naturally, his liberal radio counterpart E.J. Dionne agreed, hoping for a more liberal, domesticated GOP.
  • PBS's Brooks: NC Bathroom Law 'So Bad Now I Have to Praise Donald Trump'

    04/23/2016 6:49:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 4/22/16 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's regular "Shields and Brooks" segment on the PBS NewsHour, pretend conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks slammed the North Carolina bathroom law -- which tries to protect women and girls from men intruding into women's restrooms in state buildings -- as he declared that the law is "so bad now I have to praise Donald Trump" for the GOP candidate's criticism of the law on NBC's Today show. He went on to complain that the Republican party "should have moved on" from "1980s socially conservative culture war politics," and concluded by lauding "moderate" Trump as "not stuck...
  • Astonishingly, the Establishment Losers Have Learned Nothing

    03/21/2016 5:22:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Even morons don’t slap their paws on a hot stove twice, but then the GOP Establishment would have to work pretty hard to rise to the level of “morons.” Exhibit A in the case against the cloistered, sheltered Ruling Class is the latest column from mainstream media conservative catamite David Brooks. I’d link to it, but I don’t want to send traffic to the hateful New York Times. Just Google “David Brooks smug clueless jerk” and it should pop right up. Brooks opposes Trump for all the wrong reasons. He thinks Trump is low class, which Trump is, but that’s...
  • David Brooks gets Biblical in his new op-ed “No, Not Trump, Not Ever”

    03/18/2016 10:56:50 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-18-2016 | Breitbart
    History is a long record of men like him temporarily rising, stretching back to biblical times. Psalm 73 describes them: “Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence. … They scoff, and speak with malice; with arrogance they threaten oppression. Their mouths lay claim to heaven, and their tongues take possession of the earth. Therefore their people turn to them and drink up waters in abundance.” And yet their success is fragile: “Surely you place them on slippery ground; you cast them down to ruin. How suddenly they are destroyed.” The psalmist reminds us that the proper thing...