Chief Obama drool-bucket-carrier and pant-crease-lover, David Brooks tried his hand at satire in today’s New York Times. It did not go well for him, but provided a non-stop stream of entertainment on Twitter.
I'd like to thank David Brooks for showing everyone just how hard it is to write comedy http://t.co/FdGg9KgV
— andy levy (@andylevy) August 28, 2012
Look at this uber-snark from pseudo conservative David Brooks. If I hated Romney this would make me love him http://t.co/cMk30aV3
— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) August 28, 2012
So did David Brooks come in late from a media party, realize deadline was almost here, and ask himself, "What would Maureen write?"
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) August 28, 2012
— Ron Futrell (@RonFutrell) August 28, 2012
“@SamSeder: Found David Brooks' "How To Write Bad Satire" piece in today's NYT very helpful.” Yup that deadline sneaks up fast some wks huh?
— Anthony Rowdy Dowdy (@printtemps) August 28, 2012
David Brooks should have focused his ire on the odious non-clothes-staining antiperspirant industry.
— Cathleen Ritt (@CathleenRitt) August 28, 2012
David Brooks has heard of this "humor" thing and would like to try it.
— Matthew Reichbach (@fbihop) August 28, 2012
David Brooks' column on Romney, from the pages of MAD Magazine http://t.co/binqkoUQ
— Jonathan Palmer (@jonathanpalmer_) August 28, 2012
— Liliana Segura (@LilianaSegura) August 28, 2012
Huff-Po even got in on the act.
— Revolving Skull (@RevolvingSkull) August 28, 2012
Sadly, some seem to have the mistaken idea that Brooks might actually be conservative, instead of the water boy for Obama.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) August 28, 2012
Remember how he tried to hide the fact that Obama told him there weren’t actually any shovel ready jobs for more than a year? He’s no fan of the conservative movement.
But wait — it gets even better! It seems that some readers think Brooks penned it to help Mitt Romney by making a mockery of political writers.
So David Brooks' column was a parody meant to help Romney? That's even funnier than the column.
— Robbie Sherwood (@RobbieSherwood) August 28, 2012
Predictably, the Left loves it.
— Karen Dolan (@karendolan) August 28, 2012
The David Brooks thing about Romney is utterly apolitical: it's about Romney's lack of character. Still, it stings (I hope).
— edwardoneill (@edwardoneill) August 28, 2012