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David Brooks, Pandering Pundit

As usual, PBS house “conservative” David Brooks spent the night conceding that liberals were winning. He gave the town-hall debate edge to Obama on the Lehrer post-game show. Then he went on Charlie Rose, and promptly began by mocking Sarah Palin, suggesting he’s rather have a debate with lots of “you betchas.” He knows how to pander to his bookers.

Only on PBS salons can you suck up to hosts like Charlie Rose with lines like the debate was so frosty, “I’ve seen Harold Pinter plays with more warmth.”

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...


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