This morning on Squawk Box, Joe Kernen played contrarian to the New York Times’ David Brooks. Brooks’ column today, titled “The Wizard of Beck,” is “the story of media mavens who claim to represent a hidden majority but who in fact represent a mere niche – even in the Republican Party.” Brooks writes:
Just months after the election and the humiliation, everyone is again convinced that Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity and the rest possess real power. And the saddest thing is that even Republican politicians come to believe it. They mistake media for reality. They pre-emptively surrender to armies that don’t exist.
CNBC’s Kernen doesn’t see it that way: “David Brooks is a conservative? You tell Rush that his $100M a year, or whatever he makes, isn’t real.”