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Mark Davis Explains the Methodology Behind His DMN Columns

"Sometimes, people get upset by some of the things I write in the Dallas Morning News. They say, oh, that Mark Davis. He only has two speeds: pressed-Dockers, father-knows-best superiority, and American-flag-wrapped, shake-voiced superiority."
“Sometimes, people get upset by some of the things I write in the Dallas Morning News. They say, oh, that Mark Davis. He only has two speeds: pressed-Dockers, father-knows-best superiority, and American-flag-wrapped, shake-voiced superiority.”

"You guys are going to make me blush."
“You guys are going to make me blush.”
"But here's the thing. I also, as it happens, have a third speed. It's more or less, really, my only speed. A sort of over-arching speed. An umbrella speed, even though I know that doesn't really make sense. But when has that ever stopped me, right?"
“But here’s the thing. I also, as it happens, have a third speed. It’s more or less, really, my only speed. A sort of over-arching speed. An umbrella speed, even though I know that doesn’t really make sense. But when has that ever stopped me, right?”
"Heh heh heh heh. But seriously. What you need to understand is that it's not about showing my superiority, whether it be the version that reads like Dennis Miller Diet Pepsi burps or the one that is more like the 20 seconds after you realize Lee Greenwood is finally playing 'Proud to Be an American.' No. What my columns are about is the most modern of American pursuits."
“Heh heh heh heh. But seriously. What you need to understand is that it’s not about showing my superiority, whether it be the version that reads like Dennis Miller Diet Pepsi burps or the one that is more like the 20 seconds after you realize Lee Greenwood is finally playing ‘Proud to Be an American.’ No. What my columns are about is the most modern of American pursuits.”
"Trolling."
“Trolling.”
"The kind of straw-man murdering, flimsy premised, shoddily researched and even then only by glancing at the first paragraph of a Wikipedia entry, playing to your audience's fear and misplaced trust, my chest is swelling with self-importance trolling that makes this country great. The manifest destiny of trolling."
“The kind of straw-man murdering, flimsy premised, shoddily researched and even then only by glancing at the first paragraph of a Wikipedia entry, playing to your audience’s fear and misplaced trust, my chest is swelling with self-importance trolling that makes this country great. The manifest destiny of trolling.”
"..."
“I also have a radio show.”

4 comments on “Mark Davis Explains the Methodology Behind His DMN Columns

  1. That’s odd, whenever I read his columns I say “oh that Mark Davis, what an idiot”.

    After growing up reading intelligent columns by the likes of Bob Ray Sanders and others, to read what Davis’ regurgitates up is just depressing.

  2. Ah, Markie, making snarky fun once again.

    Back about the time Blackhawk down happened I was listening to wbap and Markie was on a roll. He was ranting about how Clinton was a wuss and what we needed was to not only stomp Somalia we also should be doing was jump on North Korea like a hen on a June bug (my analogy, not his, he’s much too deeboner for such common language.

    I’m not a poet, think doer instead of crower. But something came to mind and it was so good I had to call in and discuss it with Markie on air. Screener let me know they didn’t do poems without music on wbap but after I whupped it on her she came back with “can you hold on until after the news?”

    Mark Davis from his perch on high

    Said, “sure American boys will have to die”

    With the big picture in mind

    It’s easy to be so kind

    Because for his own he won’t have to cry.

    The only thing worse than that of course is someone to make out like a bandit on a lawsuit and then work to banish similar lawsuits rewarding anyone else for being the victim of wrong doing.

  3. I have never understood why the Morning News wastes good newsprint on this guy while at the same time rejecting well written columns on important topics because “they don’t have enough room.”