Vague Nihilism This is the David Brooks column which attracted the attention and praise of Kos. Wow, David Brooks rails against greedy Republicans l
March 22, 2005

Vague Nihilism

This is the David Brooks column which attracted the attention and praise of Kos.
Wow, David Brooks rails against greedy Republicans like Jack Abramoff, Grover Norquist, and Ralph Reed. He puts a simple, easy-to-understand perspective on their schemes, especially Abramoff's plan to promote one tribe's casino by promoting a conservative white christian drive to shut down another tribe's casino wheregambling was occurring.

But, wait! Now that I re-read it... he hardly mentions any elected Republicans by name. Crooked people are described as Tom Delay's employees, but no elected Republican is directly accused.

Nice one, Brooksy! You've written an article that Democrats will read, thinking you're rebuking Tom Delay, and Republicans will read, thinking "Whew! He's not gonna cost us any elections! We can always move Norquist et al. into the background."

Best Brooks Ever!

Thou Shall Not Watch Movies on a Very Large Screen   Demagogue

For crying out loud
Several Imax theaters, including some in science museums, are refusing to show movies that mention the subject - or the Big Bang or the geology of the earth - fearing protests from people who object to films that contradict biblical descriptions of the origin of Earth and its creatures.

The number of theaters rejecting such films is small, people in the industry say - perhaps a dozen or fewer, most in the South. But because only a few dozen Imax theaters routinely show science documentaries, the decisions of a few can have a big impact on a film's bottom line - or a producer's decision to make a documentary in the first place.

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Pietro Serapiglia, who handles distribution for the producer Stephen Low of Montreal, whose company made the film, said officials at other theaters told him they could not book the movie "for religious reasons," because it had "evolutionary overtones" or "would not go well with the Christian community" or because "the evolution stuff is a problem." gambling was occurring.

But, wait! Now that I re-read it... he hardly mentions any elected Republicans by name. Crooked people are described as Tom Delay's employees, but no elected Republican is directly accused.

Nice one, Brooksy! You've written an article that Democrats will read, thinking you're rebuking Tom Delay, and Republicans will read, thinking "Whew! He's not gonna cost us any elections! We can always move Norquist et al. into the background."

Best Brooks Ever!

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