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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.”