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Postby DCB » Sun May 12, 2013 8:43 pm

I never read any of Tom Friedman's fatuous and/or inscrutable but always repetitive columns in the NY Times. But I do get a kick from reading what others say about his columns. Today its Matt Taibbi.

Take, for example Most Incoherent Column Ever.
Matt Taibbi wrote:And yet the best thing of all is the rhetorical flourish at the end – a rare triple-figurative dismount, which he sticks with Nadia Com?neci-esque confidence:
Friedman wrote: Without an external midwife or a Syrian Mandela, the fires of conflict could burn for a long time.


Bizarre imagery, to be sure. But here's the kicker:
this is at least the ninth time that Friedman has written a column calling for an Arab Mandela -- and at least the third time he has used the winning Arab-Mandela/midwife imagery combination.

And that is what is passes for informed discourse among Very Serious People.

Speaking of informed discourse, Taibbi recently asked
What would a Tom Friedman porn film be called? I nominate "Something Really Big Is Happening."


Maybe you have to be a fan of "readers of Tom Friedman" to think that "The next six inches are critical" is funny. I do.

And if you do, you'll really want to learn who the Suprise Winner in the contest is. I will be laughing for at least another Friedman Unit.
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Re: Friedman porn movie

Postby Detritus » Sun May 12, 2013 10:30 pm

You might enjoy the Thomas Friedman Op/Ed Generator.

Sample text:
When thinking about the ongoing problems, it's important to remember three things: One, people don't behave like lemmings, so attempts to treat them as such are going to come across as foreign. Lemmings never suddenly set up a black market for Western DVDs. Two, Jamaica has spent decades torn by civil war and ethnic hatred, so a mindset of peace and stability will seem foreign and strange. And three, freedom is an extraordinarily powerful idea: If corruption is Jamaica's glass ceiling, then freedom is certainly its faucet.
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Re: Friedman porn movie

Postby snoqueen » Mon May 13, 2013 9:59 am

You're making me feel a little better about having given up reading Friedman.
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Re: Friedman porn movie

Postby Mad Howler » Mon May 13, 2013 8:30 pm

snoqueen wrote:You're making me feel a little better about having given up reading Friedman.


That statement suggests that you do not feel well about giving up "reading Friedman" in the first place. I do not.
I find him an insufferable shill for the trajectory of our global economy.
I think that we all are realizing in one way or another what these changes ultimately mean to us. I do not find Friedman's propaganda compelling, although some surely find it useful.
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