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Category Archives: Pompous Pundits

David Brooks is an asshole (but you knew that)

I believe I have paid tribute to driftglass before, but I must do so again. He reads and deconstructs David Brooks so that I don’t have to. I normally don’t even glance at Brooks’ column, but this morning some evil spirit possessed me and I perused the first few paragraph, in which I read this: […]

Learning lessons

So, here’s an article at Truthout titled Conservatives Learn the Wrong Lesson From GOP Defeat in Virginia. First conservative mentioned is Ann Coulter: If the reaction from prominent right-wing media figures is any indication, conservatives are having a very hard time coping with the resounding loss of Republican candidate Ed Gillespie in the Virginia gubernatorial […]


I’m not sure who I detest more: the outright propagandists at Fox News, or the faux intellectual conservatives who put lipstick on the pig of Republican racism and corporate greed. No, I am sure. Those folks on Fox and Friends are just doing what they’re paid to do. They make no pretense of having anything […]

The mind of a pundit

If you read Dean Baker’s blog, Beat the Press on a regular basis, you know that he regularly beats up on Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson, especially when Samuelson offers up yet more reasons to eviscerate social security. Today Dean relates that Samuelson is upset that Obama has joined the ranks (if only rhetorically) of […]

Yet another false equivalency

In wandering around the internet today I came upon an article that directed me to this quite able takedown, by David Shorr of TPM, of yet another pundit who blames our current political dysfunction on both parties equally. I couldn't resist some low hanging fruit left un-plucked by Shorr. He quotes John Schindler, the plague […]

Great David Brooks takedown

I don't read David Brooks. I let other people do that for me. He's just another Edmund Burke wannabe, without the brains to pull it off. But I did read him once or twice in the past, and my distant memories are enough to know that this parody of his recent marijuana column is spot […]