He doesn’t appear to possess empathy or good manners. Nor does he know when it’s best to say nothing at all. He was not brought up well. His parents failed us.
Mostly, he speaks for a whole stratum (I hesitate to call it “class”) of people who pay him to rationalize their stinginess to the “help” and make excuses for them in mainstream publications and TV for not wanting to be in any way responsible for their fellow Americans.
I find his presence as the spokesperson for the arrogant rich to be sickening and offensive to the rest of us. Judging from the way Brooks moralizes, one would have expected him to aspire to a career that benefitted humanity. Alas, this is not the case. Those lines of work do not pay well.
I am astonished at how well Brooks is paid for writing drivel a couple of times a week. Why, I do that on a daily basis and get paid nothing at all.
His tenure at the New York Times is making Judy Miller look good.
Oh, if we could only afford the opera…