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Newsweek Profile of David Brooks Reveals His Snooty Disdain For Conservatives, Washington
News Busters ^ | March 5, 2011 | Tim Graham

Posted on 03/05/2011 3:01:15 PM PST by Suvroc10

The March 7 Newsweek (NewsBeast) features an article titled "David Brooks Wants to Be Friends," but there's more bridge-burning than friend-making in this interview with James Atlas. Of course, he came up in Washington through conservative opinion journalism from the National Review, the Wall Street Journal editorial page, and The Weekly Standard, but "something has changed." Conservatives are now more uncivil. Well, either that -- or his paychecks are now signed by PBS, NPR, and The New York Times:

But Brooks insists that something has changed in the past decade. Political discourse had grown coarse, he laments. Gone is the civilized era when “you had liberals and conservatives instead of Republicans and Democrats,” a time “before the parties devolved into teams,” each espousing its own “values” in voices grown increasingly shrill. For a high-profile journalist, he seems eager to keep his head down—it’s not a posture easy to maintain when he’s on TV every Friday night and his byline appears twice a week on the op-ed page of The New York Times.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111amazingarticle; davidbrooks; newsweek

1 posted on 03/05/2011 3:01:20 PM PST by Suvroc10
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To: Suvroc10

He is a Democrat.


2 posted on 03/05/2011 3:02:23 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Suvroc10

Usually, the only things that can be “revealed” are things that weren’t already obvious.


3 posted on 03/05/2011 3:06:00 PM PST by Hunton Peck (The second rule of leftism: When caught lying, lie louder.)
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To: Suvroc10
his paychecks are now signed by PBS, NPR, and The New York Times

The bottom line.

4 posted on 03/05/2011 3:07:08 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Suvroc10
Conservatives are now more uncivil.

Someone is either doing some heavy duty drugs or are really, really stupid. We've watched the commie libs totally trash Sarah Palin and her family, including an infant, for 4 years and the piggies have the nerve to call US "uncivil". Geeesh. WAKE UP AMERICA!!! The commies aren't coming, THEY'RE HERE!

5 posted on 03/05/2011 3:07:52 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Just say NO to union greed!)
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To: Suvroc10
" . . . he seems eager to keep his head down"

Naturally. He's a fag.

6 posted on 03/05/2011 3:12:38 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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7 posted on 03/05/2011 3:14:50 PM PST by Leisler (Our debts are someone's profit. Follow the money, the vig.....)
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To: Suvroc10

If David Brooks is a conservative then Barack Obama is a centrist. I stopped paying attention to Brook’s opinions a long time ago. He is used by the left to pretend they have a ‘conservative’ on board - who just happens to agree with most Democrat positions. Nonsense.


8 posted on 03/05/2011 3:19:54 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: Suvroc10
David Brooks really is not very well educated so he is vulnerable to credulity and followership. He has no real advanced education, only a do-it-yourself masters degree in "international studies" or some such phoney baloney.

The dirty little secret about Brooks is, he is an ignoramus. How else to explain being infatuated by the crease in the Usurper's pantleg?

9 posted on 03/05/2011 3:24:35 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: screaminsunshine

He caught the Washington snooty disease, poor fellow. :)


10 posted on 03/05/2011 3:25:59 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Suvroc10
He's a neocon. Shocked?

The Bushbots LOVED creeps like Brooks and Frum and the remnants of National Review back in ‘03 when they were riding high and smearing traditional conservatives and libertarians. Disagree and you were an “unpatriotic” anti-Semite! Remember?

Hopefully, these lightweights are reaping the infamy they sowed.

11 posted on 03/05/2011 3:30:45 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I'd rather be Plaxico Burress than Sean Taylor)
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12 posted on 03/05/2011 3:39:53 PM PST by rlmorel (How to relate to Liberals? Take a Conservative, remove all responsibility...logic...)
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To: Suvroc10

Brooks is truly deserving of pejorative, so here goes-David Brooks is a stinkin’ POS; and, I don’t need no stinkin’ POS; therefore, I don’t need David Brooks.


13 posted on 03/05/2011 3:53:40 PM PST by izzatzo
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Conservatives are now more uncivil.
Someone is either doing some heavy duty drugs or are really, really stupid.

Neither, Mr. Brooks knows who pays him and performs appropriately as do most of the trained journalistic dogs and monkeys that reside inside the Beltway. It is also possible that Brooks does have a drug habit or some other unpleasant secret that he knows his masters know about so he very responsive to their vibes. That is a common thing in Washington. If someone wanders of the reservation to fear their dirty little secret , be it drugs, pedophile sex, kiddy porn or heavy BDSM will be leaked to someone with a nod from the right places that it is OK to break the story. Washington is a very incestuous place and there are a lot of folks living the materially good life who know they are wholly bought and paid for by some someones.

14 posted on 03/05/2011 3:55:23 PM PST by robowombat
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To: Suvroc10

Newsweak is still in business?


15 posted on 03/05/2011 3:57:05 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Suvroc10

The lesson here is : “ Beware the neo-con”
Neo-Cons embraced conservatism in the interest of realizing the utopian ideologies their neo-marxist friends failed to do via the democratic party and other would-be socialist organizations.
Guys like Brooks have used Conservatism as long as they could, and have now returned to their respective reservations.
At the heart of the issue is the recently oh-so- hip, artificial duality created amongst pseudo-intellectuals (mostly moderates) between social and Fiscal conservatism. The delineation of these two faux-branches of conservatism are — by virtue of their anathematized relationship— has served only to marginalize conservatism: To latch onto the notion of social liberal/fiscal conservative is to humor the moot points made by those who actually think that they’ve stumbled on an enlightened idea, when really their whole reconciliation of seemingly opposed ideas is based on little more than a pack of straw dogs.


16 posted on 03/05/2011 4:01:45 PM PST by Cosmo (Liberalism is for girls)
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To: Suvroc10
He squeals like a little girl when Sarah Palin’s name is mentioned. What a pussy.
17 posted on 03/05/2011 4:36:21 PM PST by mickey finn (GO)
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To: Suvroc10
LIBMENT
18 posted on 03/05/2011 5:06:48 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Suvroc10

The Times keeps Brooks on a short leash. Joe Scarborough is another conservative sellout who knows how to sing for his supper on MSNBC


19 posted on 03/05/2011 5:34:44 PM PST by chuckee
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To: Suvroc10

The real incivility began with the scumbag dhims after the ‘94 election, when they decided to salt the earth, and the same thing will happen in ‘12 when it becomes obvious the comrade zero will go the way of jimmah, and dingy harry will realize that his only option is to nuke the senate, and try to blame the tea party and pubbies.


20 posted on 03/05/2011 6:04:05 PM PST by mapmaker77
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To: screaminsunshine
Some years ago I heard two Liberals on NPR discussing some issue. Morons, both of them. One I recognized as EJ Dionne, but I couldn't place the other guy. They seemed to agree on everything, and if I had to pick one, I guess I'd have said that Dionne was the more appealing of the two (!).

At the end of the segment I found out that the supremely unappealing Liberal on NPR was the "conservative" David Brooks.

21 posted on 03/05/2011 6:39:38 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: screaminsunshine
He is a Democrat.

It's worse than that...he is a member of the Trilateral Commission, along with David Rockefeller, David Gergen, Zoe Baird, Henry Kissinger, Paul Volker, John Deutch, Dianne Feinstein, Tom Foley, Condoleezza Rice, John D. Negroponte, Jay Rockefeller, Mort Zuckerman, Robert Zoellick, Susan Rice, Tim Geithner, Joseph Nye, Jr., and many, many more New World Order types...

22 posted on 03/06/2011 10:33:51 AM PST by Excuse_Me (I'm pretty sure that only Liberals can be hypnotized...)
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To: Excuse_Me

Oh. One of the Globaloneyists.


23 posted on 03/06/2011 11:22:09 AM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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