Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Nice shot, Yglesias

David Brooks tells George Packer that his feelings of being "estranged" from the conservative movement were why he became a columnist for The New York Times, prompting this rejoinder from Matthew Yglesias:
Is there some long list of political pundits who turn down that particular job offer? I'm guessing Brooks took the job because he was offered a job as an NYT columnist and that's not the sort of job you turn down.

Yeah, last time I checked, NYT columnists were paid $300,000 a year, which is plenty of incentive for estrangement.

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