Thursday, November 30, 2006

An epitome of the flat Lexusness of Thomas Friedman, all courtesy of Matt:

"You have a global brain, my friend," MSNBC host Chris Matthews once told Friedman.
On an ideological level Friedman's new book is the worst, most boring kind of middlebrow horseshit. If its literary peculiarities could somehow be removed from the equation, The World is Flat would appear as no more than an unusually long pamphlet replete with the kind of plug-filled, free-trader leg-humping that passes for thought in mainstream America. It is a tale of a man who walks ten feet in front of his house armed with a late-model Blackberry, and comes back home five minutes later to gush to his wife that hospitals now use the internet to outsource the reading of CAT-scans. Taibbi
“He was totally disconnected from the Web, but totally in touch with the incredible web of life around him. I wonder if there’s a lesson there.”
In sum, the diplomatic correspondent for the NYT supports ethnic cleansing and terrorism, but only when done by the United States or one of its clients; Edward S. Herman

The mucilaginous moustache.

[update:] Thomas L. Friedman of the New York Times, explained that "the next big thing almost always comes out of America . . . [because] . . . America allows you to explore your own mind." Bonner via Scruggs via Frank.


Blogger Jon Husband said...

Withe respect to the blog post at pasaudela .. I imagine you know that here and there about the blogopshere wags have termed 6-month periods of the Iraq occupation / conflict as Friedman Units, or FU's ... as in "Cheney now says it'll only be two more Friedman's before the next corner is turned".

And if before you didn't know about Friedman Units now you do ...

12/01/2006 8:40 AM  
Anonymous tom said...

thanks Jon - I'll see your Friedman Unit and add a Cheney Knockwurst

12/01/2006 9:39 AM  

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