Sunday, 16 July 2017

NYT's David Brooks Is A Pathetic Snob, Phony Conservative and the Reason the NYT Is Dying - Lionel

New York Times columnist has been mocked after he described taking a friend with 'only a high school degree' to a Mexican restaurant after she was 'anxious' about his first choice, a gourmet eatery, because of the words on the menu.

Brooks was universally mocked and made fun of for his column published on Tuesday titled, 'How We Are Ruining America'.

In his piece, Brooks used his restaurant story as an example of the informal social barrier that directs people away from opportunities enjoyed by upper-middle-class culture.

"Recently I took a friend with only a high school degree to lunch. Insensitively, I led her into a gourmet sandwich shop. Suddenly I saw her face freeze up as she was confronted with sandwiches named “Padrino” and “Pomodoro” and ingredients like soppressata, capicollo and a striata baguette. I quickly asked her if she wanted to go somewhere else and she anxiously nodded yes and we ate Mexican."

I wanted to puke

Posted because I've always seen David Brooks as an apologist for neocons and warmongers. As a NYT reporter he's on the team of propagandists aiding the establishment crooks.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, July 16th, 2017.]

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