Posted on Nov 19, 2012

Shooting Fish in a Barrel: Matt Taibbi Takes on Tom Friedman (Again)

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It really is a guilty pleasure, but I do love it when clever, funny writers take on not so clever, humorless writers. Intellectual slap downs are like junk food to journalists, and Matt Taibbi has provided years of unhealthy food to people like myself, largely at the expense of the New York Time’s resident metaphor butcher Tom Friedman. I try not to poke fun at other writer’s too much,...

Posted on Jul 27, 2012

Glenn Greenwald Attacks Writers for Supporting Iraq War When he did too

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In an otherwise entertaining attack on Thomas Friedman’s latest piece of drivel about Syria, moral crusader Glenn Greenwald goes after the NYTs columnist for covering up the fact that he supported the war in Iraq – a war he supported too and barely ever talks about: The reality is that almost everything Tom Friedman says on Iraq is designed to make people forget his actual, candidly expressed views about...

Posted on Jul 26, 2012

Matt Taibbi Ridicules Tom Friedman Part 237

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The title for Taibbi’s latest blog post: And if you take the time to read Friedman’s New York Times piece ‘Syria is Iraq‘, it’s hard to disagree. Just take a look at these two completely contradictory and nonsensical paragraphs: 1. And, for me, the lesson of Iraq is quite simple: You can’t go from Saddam to Switzerland without getting stuck in Hobbes — a war of all against all...

Posted on Jul 03, 2012

Thomas Friedman: Fast Food Intellectualism

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By Ben Cohen: New York Times columnist and Pulitzer prize winning author Thomas Friedman is one of the highest paid scribes in the world. In 2005, the New York Magazine reported that Friedman was being paid $300,000 per year from the Times and $40,000 per speaking engagement – a handsome salary when compared to the majority of journalists in America who earn an average of $27,000 per year. That...

Posted on Jun 29, 2012

Another Hilarious Take Down of NYT’s Thomas Friedman

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Matt Taibbi spends most of his time these days reporting on the gigantic scandals that occur on a daily basis on Wall St, but old habits die hard and Taibbi couldn’t help himself after being nudged by a reader into engaging in his favorite hobby – bashing the New York Time’s waffler in chief Thomas Friedman. The hilarious take down posted on his blog is masked as a defense...

Posted on Apr 20, 2012

Misguided Scheme from NYT’s Thomas Friedman

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By Robert Parry: If you relied on one signpost for where not to go, it might be the columns of New York Times star Thomas L. Friedman: If he’s pointing in one direction, like some humorless Cheshire Cat, it’s usually a safe bet that you should go the other way. Sure, he’s not always wrong. Sometimes, he does recognize the obvious. I suppose the world has gotten “flatter.” But...