Saturday, October 03, 2009

Brooks on niche talk jocks

With his New York Times OpEd piece, "The Wizard of Beck,"David Brooks uses the hammer like a master carpenter, hitting the nail squarely on the head. Brooks writes about rightwing talk jocks, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, et al.
So what is the theme of our history lesson? It is a story of remarkable volume and utter weakness. It is the story of media mavens who claim to represent a hidden majority but who in fact represent a mere niche — even in the Republican Party. It is a story as old as “The Wizard of Oz,” of grand illusions and small men behind the curtain.
Click here to read Brooks' case for understanding the differences between listeners and voters, illusion and reality.

Then you might want to click on this link to read another OpEd from the New York Times -- "Where Did ‘We’ Go?" by Thomas L. Friedman. It's about the dangerous atmosphere that is being created by the most extreme Obama critics, who are playing around with the notion of killing him.

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