My friend David Brooks, now assigned special “most hated” status for tricking me into linking to his New Yorker article by writing one interesting paragraph, makes an appearance at #25 on the Buffalo Beast’s list of The 50 Most Loathsome Americans of 2010:

The Bernie Madoff of American letters, every tortured construct and inaccurate assumption ever set to print by this annoyingly self-described “Bourgeoisie Bohemian” is a fraudulent attempt to justify why his house is more expensive than yours. Brooks couldn’t even wait for the bodies to cool after the Haiti earthquake before writing about how useless it is to send money because those voodoo-lovin’ savages simply can’t be helped.

I look forward to this list every year.