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David Brooks: ‘I’m for Doing All the Gun Control You Can Think of’

Appearing on Friday’s PBS NewsHour, New York Times columnist David Brooks reacted to the tragic shooting at a Louisiana movie theater last week by immediately calling for “doing all the gun control you can think of.”

California Inc.: Rebooting Microsoft with Windows 10

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business section. I'm assistant Business editor Nancy Rivera Brooks filling in for David Lazarus. Subscribe to the newsletter Here's a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week. Looking Ahead Covering...

David Brooks Fails on Climate Change

The same day that David Brooks accused Pope Francis of doom-mongering about the threat of climate change, Al Jazeera reported that over 700 people died during the first three days of a heat wave in Pakistan. In a recent New York Times column on climate change, David Brooks gets everything wrong. Show More Summary

No Wonder He Thinks White Liberals Are Dicks…

Stanford University Professor David Palumbo-Liu wrote a column at Salon about how much white liberals suck, using David Fucking Brooks as an example of a white liberal who sucks:I’m not familiar with this columnist’s work. I confess I didn’t read the whole thing once I’d ascertained that yes, the author really, really does seem to [Read more...]

The cult of white liberal race-deniers: David Brooks’ letter to Ta-Nehisi Coates shows race denying at its worst

Brooks chastises Coates for his grimness, as if for every devil there's an angel. Where was Sandra Bland's angel?

“The American Dream” David Brooks Loves So Much Is Rich, White America’s Greatest Tool of Social Control

At the very beginning of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book Between the World and Me, the author recounts a recent television appearance wherein he was asked to discuss why he felt “that white America’s progress — or, rather, the progress of those...Show More Summary

On deck this week

Mon: Richard Feynman and the tyranny of measurement Tues: A bad definition of statistical significance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Effective Health Care Program Wed: Ta-Nehisi Coates, David Brooks, and theShow More Summary

Don't Be Fooled By All That Forelock-Tugging -- David Brooks Deeply Resents Ta-Nehisi Coates

In his much-mocked column "Listening to Ta-Nehisi Coates While White," David Brooks makes a great show of deference to his subject, and to black political activists in general: The last year has been an education for white people. There...Show More Summary

Listening While Ashkenazi

Dear David Brooks, Your Friday column-cum-letter to Ta-Nehisi Coates has shocked me and led me to reconsider and reflect. In particular, I wonder how Yale would let someone like you piss away a course’s worth of student tuition by letting … Continue reading ?

Mike's Blog Round Up

Sadly, No! The unbearable whiteness of being…David Brooks. Joe.My.God. Kentucky GOP representative proposes bill allowing clerks to refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Blue Oklahoma: Something is rotten in the state of Oklahoma,...Show More Summary

David Brooks Relies on Ignorant White Privilege to Attack Ta-Nehisi Coates' New Book

Won't someone think of the millionare establishment white men? Highly-paid moral muser David Brooks reviewed Ta-Nehisi Coates' new book, "Between the World and Me" and he has some bones to pick. Nobody really asked for his opinion, but he has a column to write and a detached center-right white establishment to soothe so here we are. Show More Summary

Lunch Buffet

Gotta say, I feel pretty good when I discover a blues artist MuddyLee's never heard of, which happened today. Here are some news/blues/views midday items: David Brooks composes a...

David Brooks will never get it: Isn’t the New York Times embarrassed by this lazy ignorance?

His Ta-Nehisi Coates column today breaks awful new ground as the "paper of record" goes full troll, once again

David Brooks: Get Over the Sins of the Past, Ta-Nehisi

Everyone is talking about Ta-Nehisi Coates' new book, Between the World and Me, including New York Times columnist David Brooks. In an op-ed published today, written letter-style to Coates in the same way Coates addressed his book to his 14-year-old son, Brooks acknowledges that "the last year has been an...

DAVID BROOKS, HOUSE CONSERVATIVE FOR A CERTAIN DEMOGRAPHIC, takes on Ta-Nehisi Coates, House Black f…

DAVID BROOKS, HOUSE CONSERVATIVE FOR A CERTAIN DEMOGRAPHIC, takes on Ta-Nehisi Coates, House Black for that same demographic, generating considerable discussion within that demographic. For the rest of us, meh. But they are equally authentic in their roles.

Stop David Brooks Before He Expresses Himself Again

It was bad enough that The Cabbage was caught on video opining that Bernie Sanders “doesn’t get the working class.” As I wrote on my Facebook page, “Next we’ll hear Donald Trump complain that Joaquín Castro doesn’t get Latinos. Or Richard Dawkins will lecture us that the Pope doesn’t get Catholicism.” But today Brooks has […]

Two Facts

[Content Note: White male privilege; racism.]1. David Brooks is still being employed by the New York Times to write a garbage column. I am not going to link to that column, because fuck that, but here is a piece by Scott Eric Kaufman for Salon about that column, and there's a link from there, if you want to read the source.2. Show More Summary

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