6 thoughts on “Up close and personal: Why NYT journalist David Brooks isn’t on Twitter

  1. Richard Wolff says:

    David Brooks is missing out on a good thing by avoiding Twitter. I’m a 61 y/o retiree who is on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. I subscribe to Fareed Zakaria’s video podcasts. I don’t suggest that David post his daily minutiae but if he has a relevant idea/thought or has written an interesting op-ed, describe it and link it in a tweet. Otherwise, I suppose I might catch him in an occasional podcast from FZ.

    • abbymalikpr says:

      Hi Richard! Thanks for the read and the comment, and I concur: Mr. Brooks is missing out on a lot. At the very least, if he doesn’t feel like he has anything to contribute proactively, he could respond to all the discussion out there about him, and there’s a lot, most of it positive! I hope he at least monitors the discussion about him and his work.

  2. David Brooks knows to avoid places where he can be directly challenged. He has a comfy niche in a leftist newspaper, where he pretends to be a ‘conservative’ (he isn’t) and that pretense will be mightily challenged in any open forum (like David Frum’s moderate views are challenged in his blog Frum Forum).

    So, Mr. Brooks, keep you head down, kowtow to the leftists you enjoy playing footsie with, and whatever you do, don’t expose yourself to criticism.

    Head in the sand, as it were.

  3. Renchan Li says:

    Missing Twitter, Facebook and Blogs is not that a big deal. Publishing a book is a big deal in my opinion. I am a fan of David Brooks.

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