November 10, 2011

David Brooks fails at bobo impersonation

It's not enough for David Brooks to write lies and myths about his mythical "boboes." Now, he has to pretend to be one himself, from the first line of his latest column:
Foreign tourists are coming up to me on the streets and asking, “David, you have so many different kinds of inequality in your country. How can I tell which are socially acceptable and which are not?”
Yeah, right. You're hanging out at the Starbucks nearest Lady Liberty, Ground Zero or the Brooklyn Bridge, and foreign tourists immediately recognize you.

That said, he gets most of the details wrong, as to what types are acceptable. Large swathes of Brooks' GOP are perfectly fine with church inequality, including using Jews like Brooks as a fig leaf for anything allegedly "Judeo-Christian." And, if this is his idea of humor, well, he fails even more there.

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