How the Deciders decide what you should read:
This explains why David Brooks writes for the New York Times and Steve Sailer does not
Why the Times editors like David Brooks:
William Rusher to William F. Buckley:
I recently read somewhere a little homily to the effect that if a person makes us think we're thinking, we love him; but if he makes us think, we hate him. Take your choice-- and then make up your mind to take the consequences.
In 2003, Brooks got a call from New York Times editorial-page editor Gail Collins inviting him to lunch. Collins was looking for a conservative to replace outgoing columnist William Safire, but one who understood how liberals think. “I was looking for the kind of conservative writer that wouldn’t make our readers shriek and throw the paper out the window,” says Collins. “He was perfect.”