The NY Times’ David Brooks has forgotten how much he’s had to drink and complains about an $80 burger

Last night, David Brooks, a rich old patrician who is paid by The New York Times To think about what life must be like for the little people, he ordered a burger, fries and what looked like a generous glass of scotch from a restaurant at Newark Airport.

He posted a picture of his meal on Twitter with the comment: “This meal cost me $78 in Newark. That’s why Americans think the economy is terrible.”

As Twitter users pointed out, “Based on the similar table, glass, chair, bedsheets and french fries, this is the Smokehouse Restaurant in Newark Airport Terminal A. The burger and fries are $17.”

The real question is: How much did that scotch cost?

Receipt, Mr. Brooks. Show us the receipt!

Charles Jones

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