Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Response To Brooks

Here's David Brooks' New York Times column with his frequent psuedo intellectual semonizing about what's causing the foul mood in the country. Not the GOPhers/Neocons of course. And not the corporate criminals of course.

And here's my response using the comment template provided by the Times.

Oh, but the government has been in the oil business, at least for the eight years of the Cheney/Bush monarchy. And who are those benevolent corporations which now and then get more interested in saving money than taking care of the environment and workers' safety? Clearly not BP nor Halliburton. There are too many stories about their taking shortcuts to save money and to hell with the environment and employee safety to believe you.

Mr. Brooks you're into GOPher spin more than usual here. One would think you were running for office yourself with your self serving sermonizing about the country's mood. I think you might be correct on the mood thing, but the dye was cast on the oil disaster and the two "conflicts"(euphemism for war) by your patrons, the neocon/military/industrial war making machine, with Bush/Cheney their patron saints. War is good for big oil, big arms makers, big ego generals and big GOPher/Neocon sycophants like yourself.

Why don't you write about the role of the elected GOPher obstructionists in Congress and their contribution to the lousy mood of the country? I refer of course to McConnell, Boehner, Kyl, etc.. There's not enough space in this comment template to list them all. And why not write about those who spread outright lies about anything Democrat? Limbaugh, Palin, Beck, Kristol, Krauthammer, Hiatt, Hannity, etc.. (You could substitute all of Fake News for Hannity.)

I've long suspected that you don't talk this super partisan way on the PBS News Hour because you're aware that it would likely not endear you to the better educated folks watching you and over time might hurt ratings which could be traced back to you. You have perfected your TV image of what Fox calls "fair and balanced", using a smile and an understanding, pleasant nature to hide behind. The real David Brooks writes a column for the New York Times.

'Grandma, what big teeth you have!'


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