Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Quote of the Day
"But it strikes me that David Brooks actually enjoys his chosen profession. In fact, he strikes me as the kind of person who even in his spare time would pay a Leona Helmsley lookalike a thousand dollars to take a shit on his back. And here he is saying that the reason the poor and the middle classes are struggling is because they don’t work hard enough. Is this guy the best, or what? Does it get any better than this?"
-- Matt Taibbi in a hilarious, rude, and most of all dead-on piece on the New York Times' resident Randian David Brooks and his latest paean to the super-rich
Be sure and pay special attention to the part where Taibbi comes right out and says that the work that he, Brooks, and just about all political opinion journalists do may be time-consuming -- but it sure as hell can't be compared to digging ditches for a living.
That's the kind of observation that separates Taibbi from the insular pack of pompous, self-congratulatory windbags that's ruled the Beltway and New York City media establishments for decades.