08 February 2014

The last post about Thomas L. Friedman

This here blog used to be a place where some uncomplimentary articles about the subject matter used to appear with annoying frequency. I am happy to declare that the recently read article The Tyranny and Lethargy of the Times Editorial Page in New York Observer had all the necessary ingredients to put a stop to that flow.

So, a few quotes from that piece and we are off, for search of better grazing fields.

One current Times staffer told The Observer, “Tom Friedman is an embarrassment. I mean there are multiple blogs and Tumblrs and Twitter feeds that exist solely to make fun of his sort of blowhardy bullshit.”
But I will say, regarding Friedman, there’s the sense that he’s on cruise control now that he’s his own brand.
As for the columnists, Friedman is the worst. He hasn’t had an original thought in 20 years; he’s an embarrassment. He’s perceived as an idiot who has been wrong about every major issue for 20 years, from favoring the invasion of Iraq to the notion that green energy is the most important topic in the world even as the financial markets were imploding.
I think that will be enough. And I sincerely hope that we'll not be forced to return to the subject in the future.

Still, for old times sake, a reminder about how right about the issue we have been here. On the other hand, who got all the Pulitzers? Oy vey...