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Monday, June 18, 2012

David Brooks: The Derek Jeter of Intellectuals

By Nicholas Stix

The other day, a baseball talking head said that Derek Jeter had mastered the art of saying something while saying nothing. The talking head continued that New York is the kind of town where anything you say can and will be held against you by the media.

The second part was, of course, nonsense. A racist black athlete can say anything and get away with it. Take Gary Sheffield. Please.

But in David Brooks’ case, because of his past ties to neo-Nazis (aka the Republican Party), it is true. And so Brooks is often as close to vacuous as an opinion columnist can be.

If detectives tried interrogating Brooks for some heinous crime, after 24 hours, they’d shoot themselves out of frustration.

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