Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Matt Taibbi deconstructs a recent article by David Brooks on Haiti. David is a conservative writer wrapped up in a liberal hairdo for the NYT. I have liked his columns every once in a while, they are nuanced and thoughtful - but Matt's translation lays bare David's soul and in turn some core 'tea party' beliefs... like "Don’t bother giving any money, it doesn’t do any good; or Of course I’d volunteer to help, but intellectually I just don’t think volunteering really helps; and Haitians are a bunch of lazy niggers who can’t keep their dongs in their pants and probably wouldn’t be pancaked under fifty tons of rubble if they had spent a little more time over the years listening to the clarion call of white progress"... (via).

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