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New York Times Death Spiral Watch: David Brooks Edition

Why oh why can't we have a better press corps?

John Amato writes:

Crooks and Liars » Memo to David Brooks: Applebee’s doesn’t have a salad bar: In an earlier post, C&L and many other sites caught David Brooks say this:

DAVID BROOKS, NEW YORK TIMES: Obama‘s problem is he doesn‘t seem like a guy who can go into an Applebee‘s salad bar and people think he fits in naturally there. He has to change to be more like that Applebee‘s guy and as he‘s done that he‘s become much more transactional. Much more, I‘m going to deliver this and this and this to you on policy.

C&Ler Mitzi left this in the comment section:

I called my Applebee’s today to make sure I was correct and they do not have a salad bar. Just goes to show how much these people who make these comments have no idea how “regular people” live their lives.

I called an Applebee’s also and they told me that none of their restaurants have a salad bar. David, sometimes the jokes write themselves. What an idiot.