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Thomas Friedman. Wow.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by D-Backs Hack, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. D-Backs Hack

    D-Backs Hack Guest

    If the Bushies have lost Friedman ("The next six months will tell the tale in Iraq," every six months), then they've lost . . .

    http://select.nytimes.com/2006/11/03/opinion/03friedman.html?pagewanted=print

    A great column, Tom, but never, ever, forget: You, the rest of the punditocracy and the shit-for-brains Washington press corps let the last six years happen.
     
  2. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    I used to love Tom Friedman.

    And I still think he's a talented writer and a solid thinker.

    But you're right, a lot of this is on him. His biggest fans consider themselves independents and moderates, and he bought the story and sold it better than the administration did.

    He'll have to live with that, I guess.
     
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Typical liberal media Bush bashing.
     
  4. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

  5. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    Pretty hard column to refute.

    Especially coming from a guy who tried to give Team Bush every benefit of the doubt.

    He taps into a lot of the things I've been thinking over the past few years.
     
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    ATYPICAL.
    Well written, logical, factually supported, passion restrained by intellect.Definite Page2 material
     
  7. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    I'm sort of ashamed to admit that Friedman made me believe in the Iraq war because of Longitudes and Attitudes. I'm not sure you can overstate how many people he managed to get on board for this boondoggle. It's a good column, and he's absolutely right, it's just two years too late.

    I think the most damning part, for me, is about how Rove is not a man who has ever made any attempt to unite the country around ideas for renewal in the 21st century. Instead, he sold just enough cigarettes to win. That may be this administrations biggest failure, when it's all over. They've turned all of us into cynics. Instead of finding our common ground, all we do is squabble over our differences.
     
  8. JR

    JR Active Member

    Even when I disagreed with him, I've always been a huge fan of Thomas Friedman---going back to his book "From Beirut to Jerusalem" to his "World is Flat" and his NYT columns.

    This column is bang on.

    I wonder how Fredo's Fellow Travellers around here will refute it.
     
  9. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Like the chimpmeister, he's far too arrogant and stubborn to ever concede that he was misguided about anything.
     
  10. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    He has admitted his error in judgement in the past. Which is why he is a grown up, unlike the post adolecent cheerleader in chief
     
  11. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    The mustache of truth at last recants.
     
  12. No, it's a pretty easy column to refute. But you morons can't see that.
     
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