RIP David Brooks

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not really

unorthodox economic revenge (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 13 October 2011 16:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

to be fair, his soul is dead

tylerw, Thursday, 13 October 2011 16:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

maybe, someday

am0n, Thursday, 13 October 2011 16:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/tSGDs.png

ice cr?m, Thursday, 13 October 2011 16:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

He and E.J. Dionne on NPR are like a shrimp and goldfish floating in a thin gruel.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 October 2011 16:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol i am ded

am0n, Thursday, 13 October 2011 16:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

I always knew David Brooks was an asshole ....

curmudgeon, Thursday, 13 October 2011 17:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

Bump this thread whenever he dies.

RIP, hell needed a bunch of cretinous demographic catchphrases.

Axolotl with an Atlatl (Jon Lewis), Thursday, 13 October 2011 17:53 (seven years ago) Permalink

David Brooks epitomizes the kind of career pundit who always seems at least a tiny bit guilty that he gets paid at all. I used to think Frum was like that, too, though I heard an interesting sign-off from him on NPR yesterday, where he announced he was abdicating his point/counterpart position because he didn't feel his views currently aligned with that of "the right."

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

Frum has more brains than Brooks.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:00 (seven years ago) Permalink

frum is worth a million brookses, which says more about brooks than frum

horseshoe, Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol xp

horseshoe, Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Bobos in mourning.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

I only brought up Frum because he's another guy who practically sounds like hand wringing.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

Frum's a smart feller but I've never quite forgiven him for:

http://gopbelgium.com/images/booklist/The%20Right%20Man%20by%20David%20Frum.gif

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

i hate david frum and the things he has historically stood for but at least he's not a total waste of space

horseshoe, Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

Not the right thread, but since we're posting remarks by GOP buffoons here's Douthat's latest dispatch from fantasyland.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 October 2011 19:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

So Frum with some hand-wringing seemingly admitted yesterday that stimulus might have been necessary and now Douthat says stimulus would have been ok if it had been done by a President McCain (in a better way of course than the Dems did). Oy veh.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 13 October 2011 20:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

oh douchehatpaws

unorthodox economic revenge (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 13 October 2011 20:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

more like Ross don'tdouthat amirite

unorthodox economic revenge (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 13 October 2011 20:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

my fav douthat moment was when i saw him interviewed on tv and the interviewer read a wonkete quote that called him a something like a misogynist neck beard homunculus and his response was all 'well sometimes you make arguments that work and sometimes they kinda fall flat but you know' and it was like dawg they just called u a homunculus

ice cr?m, Thursday, 13 October 2011 20:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

lol

unorthodox economic revenge (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 13 October 2011 20:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

In November 2009 I saw Douthat on a Friday at noon in the gay portion of Dupont Circle with a man-friend.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 October 2011 20:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

haha wow: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/opinion/workers-of-the-world-unite.html

s.clover, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 02:57 (six years ago) Permalink

this turdball should write slashfic:

Occasionally you get a candidate, like Tim Pawlenty, who grew up working class. But he gets sucked up by the consultants, the donors and the professional party members and he ends up sounding like every other Republican. Other times a candidate will emerge who taps into a working-class vibe — Pat Buchanan, Mike Huckabee or Sarah Palin. But, so far, these have been flawed candidates who get buried under an avalanche of negative ads and brutal coverage.

This year, Romney is trying to establish some emotional bond with the working class by waging a hyperpatriotic campaign: I may be the son of a millionaire with a religion that makes you uncomfortable, but I love this country just like you. The strategy appears to be only a partial success.

Enter Rick Santorum.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 02:59 (six years ago) Permalink

The country doesn’t want an election that is Harvard Law versus Harvard Law.

wait, hasn't david brooks spent years arguing that this is a perfectly good thing??

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 03:32 (six years ago) Permalink

If you took a working-class candidate from the right, like Santorum, and a working-class candidate from the left, like Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, and you found a few islands of common ground, you could win this election by a landslide.

Brown was born in Mansfield, Ohio, the son of Emily (née Campbell) and Charles Gailey Brown, M.D.[1] He was named after his maternal grandfather. He became an Eagle Scout in 1967. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian studies from Yale University in 1974. At Yale, he was in Davenport College, the same residential college as U.S. Presidents George H. W. and George W. Bush

jhøshea nrq (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 03:38 (six years ago) Permalink

and you found a few islands of common ground

Sometimes he sounds just like Tom Friedman

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 05:18 (six years ago) Permalink

Has anyone read the Life Reports David Brooks has been running in the nytimes? It's a really good way to make yourself hopeless and depressed.

Nicole, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 14:37 (six years ago) Permalink

Otoh, you can probably say that about anything relating to David Brooks.

Nicole, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 14:37 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/14/opinion/brooks-the-materialist-fallacy.html

had to physically restrain myself from ripping the skin off my face as I was reading this.

s.clover, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 18:08 (six years ago) Permalink

He really is such a dunce.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 18:33 (six years ago) Permalink

what the hell's he talking about

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 20:29 (six years ago) Permalink

yogurt, I think

max buzzword (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 21:51 (six years ago) Permalink

He is doing a little kid level response to the standard criticism of Murray's latest book

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 22:17 (six years ago) Permalink

more like Roast in Piss

happiness is the new productivity (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 16:22 (six years ago) Permalink

Please take a number, if you would like to be the next columnist/blogger/economist etc. to critique David Brooks' latest pronouncement:

Here's Dean Baker

http://www.cepr.net/index.php/blogs/beat-the-press/david-brooks-denounces-economics-is-biology-next

Brooks also has an interesting theory on the loss of skills. He tells readers:

"The American social fabric is now so depleted that even if manufacturing jobs miraculously came back we still would not be producing enough stable, skilled workers to fill them."

Five years ago we had two million more people employed in manufacturing than we do today. Has the social fabric become so depleted in this period that these people or others could now not fill these jobs if they came back? If Brooks really thinks that the ill effects of unemployment are that extreme he should be screaming for more stimulus in every column.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:11 (six years ago) Permalink

brooks recasts real world problems as a morality play in his role as conservative apologist: every david brooks column

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:14 (six years ago) Permalink

tho often i guess they are not so much real world problems as fake made up problems

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:15 (six years ago) Permalink

Today's helping, courtesy of a certain ilx alumnus: http://www.salon.com/2012/02/17/david_brooks_i_have_heard_of_jeremy_lin/singleton/

But even while grappling with the tension between religious values and contemporary cultural values, which is basically well within Brooks’ wheelhouse, he demonstrates a hilarious misunderstanding of sports, and what sports are “about,” because Mr. Brooks has been spending far too much time in his cloistered elite liberal media ivory tower munching on brie and arugula and not enough time among Real Americans in their “Sporting Taverns” watching “The Big Game” over a pint of mass-market domestic lager.

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Friday, 17 February 2012 21:59 (six years ago) Permalink

suspect beating up brooks when u need an easy column will outlast "analyzing" linsanity/linreality tbh

the fading ghost of schadenfreude whiplash (Hunt3r), Friday, 17 February 2012 22:24 (six years ago) Permalink

A few generations ago, teenagers went steady. But over the past decades, the dating relationship has been replaced by a more amorphous hook-up culture.

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 19:20 (six years ago) Permalink

a few generations ago, it was legal to marry a 15 year old

max buzzword (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 19:28 (six years ago) Permalink

a few generations ago, interracial marriage was against the law

max buzzword (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 19:28 (six years ago) Permalink

a few generations ago, bestiality was legal in Florida

ENERGY FOOD (en i see kay), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 19:36 (six years ago) Permalink

The half-century between 1912 and 1962 was a period of great wars and economic tumult but also of impressive social cohesion. Marriage rates were high. Community groups connected people across class

In the half-century between 1962 and the present, America has become more prosperous, peaceful and fair, but the social fabric has deteriorated. Social trust has plummeted. Society has segmented. The share of Americans born out of wedlock is now at 40 percent and rising.

Ah, the good ol' days..... If only married people had kids, we could have impressive social cohesion and a strong social fabric like we did before 1961, when only men could get decent jobs and we kept those darned negroes out of our good schools, restaurants, and bus seats....

everything else is secondary (Lee626), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 19:41 (six years ago) Permalink

beyond self-parody at this point

ploppawheelie V (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 00:26 (six years ago) Permalink

what a lazy stupid hack, how does he still have a job

let's go to the source......ah yes "good and evil," the principal antagonism of marxist thought pic.twitter.com/aVN6cXaBoh

— Shuja Haider (@shujaxhaider) March 9, 2018

Simon H., Friday, 9 March 2018 13:57 (nine months ago) Permalink

there have been some really weird and poorly-formed socialist critiques of public choice theory lately

hold my beer and i'll show you how really weird and poorly-formed critiques should be done

I’m 16 and a member of UKIP’s youth wing, young independence (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 9 March 2018 14:09 (nine months ago) Permalink

if I wanted to read long-winded spiels of received wisdom, I don't need to read Scott Alexander. I can go back and read my own posts here.

someone get David Brooks on ilx (no)

mh, Friday, 9 March 2018 14:35 (nine months ago) Permalink

you assume he hasn't been here all along

Simon H., Friday, 9 March 2018 14:39 (nine months ago) Permalink

the bad takes are coming from inside the message board

I’m 16 and a member of UKIP’s youth wing, young independence (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 9 March 2018 14:44 (nine months ago) Permalink

how does he still have a job

🤔

difficult listening hour, Friday, 9 March 2018 14:52 (nine months ago) Permalink

his widdle head hurt....

scott seward, Friday, 23 March 2018 14:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

I’m trying to think this through and I’m not sure how

brooks sums up his entire career in 11 words

playing in his high school band “The Velvet Pickle” (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 23 March 2018 14:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

it's incredible to me that he had not yet used this title

Simon H., Friday, 23 March 2018 14:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

An even better career summary:

I’m a columnist and I’m supposed to come to a conclusion, but I’m confused.

Simon H., Friday, 23 March 2018 14:31 (eight months ago) Permalink

On the one hand, the drive to bring in formerly marginalized groups has obviously been one of the great achievements of our era. When you put together a panel discussion or a work team, even on a subject like oncology, you don’t want to have a bunch of white males sitting up there. We know that something valuable will be lost.

gosh, even onocology? heavens

playing in his high school band “The Velvet Pickle” (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 23 March 2018 14:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

One of the things I’ve learned in a lifetime in journalism is that people are always more unpredictable than their categories.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 23 March 2018 14:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

david brooks is always going to panel discussions about oncology

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 23 March 2018 17:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

whether the oncologists like it or not

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Friday, 23 March 2018 18:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

i would love to know what each word of that piece of shit actually cost the NYT.

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Friday, 23 March 2018 18:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

^^^

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Friday, 23 March 2018 21:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

on PBS today he said John Bolton "isn't the worst pick in the world"

Gun, meet mouth

flappy bird, Friday, 23 March 2018 23:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

If you ever wondered who David Brooks was (literally) listening to

Are there better podcast hosts than Tyler Cowen and Sam Harris? I can’t imagine...

— David Brooks (@nytdavidbrooks) April 12, 2018

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Thursday, 19 April 2018 15:48 (seven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

What a bargain

valorous wokelord (silby), Tuesday, 5 June 2018 03:53 (six months ago) Permalink

twofer

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 5 June 2018 03:56 (six months ago) Permalink

not every day you get a 2-for-1 on the best stuff in the store

you bet, nancy (map), Tuesday, 5 June 2018 03:57 (six months ago) Permalink

why is brooks admitting that he is a nazi, risky career move

21st savagery fox (m bison), Tuesday, 5 June 2018 04:05 (six months ago) Permalink

i thought it was all the rage these days?

you bet, nancy (map), Tuesday, 5 June 2018 04:36 (six months ago) Permalink

sadly that is not a real headline, but i don't think we should let that dissuade us from punching either david brooks or nazis in the face

and TOWERS MONACO as 'seaman' (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 5 June 2018 08:39 (six months ago) Permalink

HERE WE GO pic.twitter.com/Weh92up9tK

— Adam H. Johnson (@adamjohnsonNYC) June 8, 2018

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Friday, 8 June 2018 06:44 (six months ago) Permalink

I'm waiting for the Friedman column about the Wokeness/Brokeness/Pinocchioness 3D Triangle

President Keyes, Friday, 8 June 2018 13:35 (six months ago) Permalink

the sum total of his entire schtick pic.twitter.com/ZTxYCAOnXV

— Adam H. Johnson (@adamjohnsonNYC) June 8, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Friday, 8 June 2018 17:02 (six months ago) Permalink

David Brooks on Trump in 1987: "He makes life interesting, and by dreaming big, and getting things done, he makes city government look foolish." https://t.co/mg2dQJvQP1

— corey robin (@CoreyRobin) June 10, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 11 June 2018 21:52 (six months ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dfl_yJOW4AA4al6.jpg:small

mookieproof, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 19:43 (six months ago) Permalink

oh fuck yeah

flappy bird, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 19:54 (six months ago) Permalink

jesus h. jehovah

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 20:14 (six months ago) Permalink

david brooks, the brett anderson of bad takes

CARL MARKS PRINCIPAL INVESTING AND ADVISORY SERVICES (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 13 June 2018 20:16 (six months ago) Permalink

things there are 2 of: genders, religions

the bhagwanadook (symsymsym), Thursday, 14 June 2018 02:22 (five months ago) Permalink

is he dead yet

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 14 June 2018 02:25 (five months ago) Permalink

Only from the neck up

Οὖτις, Thursday, 14 June 2018 02:34 (five months ago) Permalink

waht

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Thursday, 14 June 2018 03:20 (five months ago) Permalink

Big lols from Brooks:

The Trump administration immigration officials have become exactly the kind of monsters that conservatism has always warned against.

burzum buddies (brownie), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 17:14 (five months ago) Permalink

lol David Brooks is an apostate? no kiddin'

valorous wokelord (silby), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 17:34 (five months ago) Permalink

immigration officials have become exactly the kind of monsters that conservatism has always warned against

Always? Yes, always!

This sort of selective hindsight among conservatives also convinces them that they always believed MLK, Jr. was one of the great men of the 20th century, espousing a benign philosophy all right-minded conservatives embraced whole-heartedly.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 17:43 (five months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

If everybody in red states voted for their Democratic candidates and everybody in a blue state voted for their Republican candidates we’d have a much better Congress.

— David Brooks (@nytdavidbrooks) October 30, 2018

https://i.imgur.com/WMv7rfu.pnghttps://i.imgur.com/WMv7rfu.pnghttps://i.imgur.com/WMv7rfu.png

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 31 October 2018 01:30 (one month ago) Permalink

If everybody wears hats on their feet and shoes on their heads the Iraq war is justifiable

— Foghorn Cleghorne (@FoghrnCleghorne) October 30, 2018

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 1 November 2018 02:22 (one month ago) Permalink

lmao I thought this revive was gonna be cause Biden just freshly sang his praises

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Thursday, 1 November 2018 02:38 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

It actually is worth reading this 2003 Weekly Standard piece by David Brooks. It's an incredible masterpiece of vanity and blindness, it's like listening to someone wearing a bright red shirt screaming about people who are so stupid they wear red shirts. https://t.co/laZ3ejuuuo pic.twitter.com/o5wExMIfsc

— Jon Schwarz (@schwarz) December 5, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 15:36 (one week ago) Permalink

amazing that you can include the phrase 'Now that the war in Iraq is over' in a piece from april 2003 and then go on to get even more wrong but david brooks is equal to the task

Then there is the dream palace of the Europeans. In this palace, America is a bigger threat to world peace than Saddam Hussein. America is the land of rotting cities, the electric chair, serial killers, gun-crazed hunters, shallow materialists, religious nuts, savage capitalists, the all-powerful Jewish lobby, the oil lobby, the military-industrial complex, and bloodthirsty cowboy-presidents.

this is otm tho

We're in 2009—it's time to take risks, (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 15:45 (one week ago) Permalink

#hesrunning pic.twitter.com/HvcAYQnYYu

— Alec MacGillis (@AlecMacGillis) December 5, 2018

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 18:00 (one week ago) Permalink

In the dream palace of David Brooks, America is the land of self-effacing, highly competent white men in dark suits who quietly run the entire world to everyone's benefit, despite the world's shameful lack of gratitude.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 18:08 (one week ago) Permalink

Then there is the dream palace of the Europeans. In this palace, America is a bigger threat to world peace than Saddam Hussein. America is the land of rotting cities, the electric chair, serial killers, gun-crazed hunters, shallow materialists, religious nuts, savage capitalists, the all-powerful Jewish lobby, the oil lobby, the military-industrial complex, and bloodthirsty cowboy-presidents.

this is otm tho

― We're in 2009—it's time to take risks, (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, December 5, 2018 7:45 AM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

he's so close to getting it

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 18:13 (one week ago) Permalink

minus the jewish bit

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 18:13 (one week ago) Permalink


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