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April 24, 2005

Thomas Friedman: Fatuous Jackass

Sliced and diced over at Powerline. Quoting D.J. Tice:

Friedman is the oracle of the half-hearted left because he is the Hans Blix of commentators. He keeps himself safe by delivering something for everyone in his assessments. In the end this aids only those who are served by public uncertainty -- the cowards and the ruthless. But it also flatters the vanity of those who mistake their ambivalence for sophistication.

Friedman's final pre-war piece today is a classic of smug gutlessness. He wants to see Saddam ousted. But he's disgusted with Bush. He's also ashamed of the French. So where does he stand? Everywhere and nowhere. He's adamant only that everybody's a beast or a fool except Tom. Whatever happens, he'll have been proven right.

He's a boob. It's about time someone said so. Someone besides me, I mean. And without using the f-word.

Thanks to KCTrio.

Worth Reading: A singularly-vicious rip-review of Friedman's latest "most boring kind of middlebrow horseshit," as the review puts it. Read it, even if you don't know who Friedman is. Top-shelf invective.

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