David Brooks posts an imagined conversation with a Trump supporter he calls ‘Flyover Man’

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New York Times columnist David Brooks is taking a lot of heat for a column he wrote this week asking why President Trump’s voters stick with him. Why? Because instead of doing what a journalist might do and actually talk to some Trump supporters, he wrote an imaginary conversation between “Urban Man,” who of course is up on the news and thinks Trump’s call with Ukraine’s president proved to be an impeachable offense, and “Flyover Man,” who didn’t read the call transcript and just tries to stay focused on “the big picture.”

So Brooks, aka Urban Man, literally made up a Trump supporter, made assumptions about his knowledge, and put words in his mouth.


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