As Twitchy reported over the weekend, New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks came in for a lot of criticism for a column which was an entirely imaginary conversation with a fictional Trump supporter, known only as “Flyover Man,” and someone more in line with Brooks’ way of thinking, known as “Urban Man.” Urban Man kept up with the news, while Flyover Man just wanted the big picture and didn’t want to be bothered with details.

Brooks took a lot of heat on social media for not bothering to speak to an actual, real-life Trump supporter — but for that, he would have had to have left the New York Times building, and the air conditioning was probably very comfortable that day.

Brooks must have read some of the feedback and defended his column, saying that he has lots of contact with Trump voters, and if his columns suck, that’s not the reason.


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