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Thursday, March 29, 2007

The last thing by David Brooks you will ever have to read

Posted By on 03.29.07 at 09:24 AM

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This is from last year, but I only just discovered it, and it's too good not to share. To really get the joke, it's helpful to know Brooks started out as a reporter in Chicago.

"One of the things I’ve found in life is that politicians are a lot more sincere than us journalists, and we are more sincere than the people who read and watch us. The public is much more cynical, and that cynicism is stupid. It’s pseudo-intellectual, the belief that they’re all on to it. They’re not all crooks. Most of the people in public life are pretty honest."

I always wondered why people don't trust journalists or politicians. The answer: apparently the public is too cynical to understand them. Here's a handy guide to sincerity, in case you were wondering:

Dick Cheney > David Brooks > You

I can't figure out how long Brooks worked a beat here, but it clearly wasn't long enough. 

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