Why Dowd Gets The Big Money

So, you have a column in the New York Times. It is, as is often said, the most valuable piece of editorial real estate in all of journalism. When you pick up a phone, people talk to you. So here’s what you do with the almost unfathomable amount of access and influence.

You call Donald Trump and stenograph his self-praise.

That’s how it’s done in the big leagues, kid.