Of Dowd’s Bush-era columns Denby asks: “Did it ever occur to Dowd that her chummy, high-schoolish, I-can-see-your-undies routine might be bizarrely beside the point?” Of Dowd’s work during the Democratic primary Denby writes, “Her writing was a desperate, disjointed, and demoralized performance…”
The only mention of Dowd in yesterday’s Times review, written by Walter Kirn:
When he finally reaches the present era, Denby pronounces Tom Wolfe and Maureen Dowd masters of “snarky mimesis…”
Related: CJR’s James Marcus interviewed Denby last month (Dowd did not come up).
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