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David Brooks

Pseudo-conservative editorialist for the New York Times, strong supporter of comprehensive immigration reform and illegal immigration. In 2005, I compared him to Tokyo Rose, a statement I now regret as it appears she wasn't as bad as I'd thought.

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David Brooks misleads on cause of illegal immigration: it's not our laws (New York Times, Raul Labrador) - 07/07/13

David Brooks of the New York Times appeared on NBC News' Meet the Press earlier today and misled about the reason why there has been so much illegal immigration. Brooks tried to place blame on our laws, when the real blame lies with the fact that our corrupt elites - politicians, business and NGO leaders, etc. - have worked to thwart those laws. In a pseudo-debate with Rep. Raul Labrador [1],...

David Brooks: this is the Tea Party Decade (the Idiocracy is nigh) - 01/05/10

David Brooks has an extremely fantastic view of the tea party movement (link): The tea party movement is a large, fractious confederation of Americans who are defined by what they are against. They are against the concentrated power of the educated class. They believe big government, big business, big media and the affluent professionals are merging to form self-serving oligarchy - with bloated...

Republicans that Obama administration listens to include McCain, Schwarzenegger, and Mel Martinez (on immigration) - 06/10/09

... stellar lights are followed by David Brooks of the New York Times and Harvard University law professor Jack Goldsmith. Ambinder also lists others including Chuck Grassley, Judd Gregg, Orrin Hatch, Mel Martinez on immigration matters, the National Association of Manufacturers, Lindsey Graham, and governors Charlie Crist and Arnold Schwarzenegger on "policy matters". No wonder Obama's ideas are so...

Michael Steele: doublespeak on immigration "reform" and amnesty - 01/30/09

... (RNC). On tonight's PBS NewsHour, David Brooks said he'll probably avoid "anti-immigrant" talk, and we know what that means: Brooks thinks Steele will support illegal activity. While Steele's exact positions remain to be seen, consider the June 14, 2007 article "Secure the border first" (link). "Securing the border" is generally a dodge, see the link. And, although he was opposed to 2007's...

Obama dines with illegal immigration-supporting conservatives David Brooks and ? - 01/13/09

... the update), William Kristol, David Brooks, and Charles Krauthammer (link). FWIW, the Huffington Post assures us that Rush Limbaugh was not there. We have (thankfully) only two entries here involving Krauthammer, both from 2007. The first is good, where he discussed a biased CBS/NYT poll. The second isn't so good; he's a NAU denier. As for Barnes and Brooks, both are complete, illegal...

David Brooks pines for Rudy Giuliani's illegal immigration supporting days - 11/23/07

David Brooks offers "The Real Rudy" (link), most of which consists of a series of now-infamous Rudy Giuliani pro-illegal immigration quotes. I half-expected him to try to explain them away, but I wasn't too surprised that he explicitly supports that side of Rudy, calling someone who supported illegal activity "moderate". And, he says that by currently at least making noises about opposing illegal...

David Brooks: liberal bloggers are "semi-nuts" - 02/12/06

... Chris Matthews show, the NYT's David Brooks said the following: Whoever the Democratic candidate, that is the weakness of the Democratic party, theyaSpeaking on the Chris Matthews show, the NYT's David Brooks said the following: Whoever the Democratic candidate, that is the weakness of the Democratic party, they’ve got the blogs and the netroots who are semi-nuts and they insist on a Stalinist...

David Brooks welcomes new, corrupt, Democraticish conservative movement - 10/24/05

... pro-American. Previously coverage of this BushBot: "David Brooks or Tokyo Rose?"

David Brooks or Tokyo Rose? - 08/18/05

... Immigration Policy" from the NYT's David Brooks in a Tokyo Rose accent: What do you say to the working-class guy from the south side of San Antonio? He feels his wages are stagnating because he has to compete against illegal immigrants. He watches thousands of people streaming across the border, bankrupting his schools and health care system, while he plays by the rules... What's he doing in San...