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Salon – Coming Monday morning: The 30 worst hack pundits

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Coming Monday morning: The 30 worst hack pundits

By Salon Staff

Starting Monday morning and continuing through Wednesday, War Room will unveil our rankings of the 30 worst political pundit hacks — the cable personalities, newspaper columnists and opinion-mongers whose continuing employment most baffles us. Who made the cut — and who missed it? We’ll go live with Nos. 30, 29 and 28 on Monday at 7am EST.

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No. 30: David Brooks

By Alex Pareene

No. 30: David Brooks

Wikipedia/David Brooks

30. David Brooks

David Brooks has been the “conservative” that highbrow liberal publications love for so long that it’s no longer fair to call him a conservative columnist. He rarely touts the superiority of conservative policy ideas, beyond getting briefly caught up in the glorious rush to war with Iraq. He admires Barack Obama and finds Sarah Palin distasteful. But politics has very little to do with what makes Brooks Brooks. He is simply the laziest smart writer on the planet. Even his grand statement, the book that made him a media celebrity and landed him his Times Op-Ed column, was an exceptionally, admirably lazy work.

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