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    Friedman possesses all of the qualities that make a pundit truly wankerific. He fetishizes a false "centrism" which is basically whatever Tom Friedman likes, imagining the Friedman agenda is both incredibly popular in the country and lacking any support from our current politicians, when in fact the opposite is usually true. Washington worships at the altar of the agenda of false centrism, and people often hate it. Problems abroad, even ones which really have nothing to do with us, should be solved by war, and problems at home should be solved by increasing the suffering of poor and middle class people. Even though one political party is pretty much implementing, or trying to implement, 99.999999% of the Friedman agenda, what we really need is a third party catering precisely to this silent majority of Friedmanites.

    Truly great wankers possess a kind of glib narcissism, the belief that everything is about them while simultaneously disavowing any responsibility for anything. The important thing about an issue is whether it proves Tom Friedman ****************ing right, but if it doesn't we can just move on to the next big thing that will prove Tom Friedman ****************ing right. If you advocate for wars that go a bit bad, well, it's not your fault. If only Tom Friedman had been in charge everything would have been great.

    Such wankers are impervious to criticism because they're always doing battle with straw critics. They never remember what they said last week, and assume you won't either.


    In April 2003 Friedman said that Arab journalists who talked about the US

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    Even Paul Krugman is getting in on it!







    On to the Next


    • Caulk Rocket
      Caulk Rocket commented
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      Wank wank wank.



      I and I: The World According to Tom Friedman

      By Alexander Cockburn


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    I don't know if you can blame a snake for doing snake-like things, like starting a war under false pretenses.  I know that I do blame the majority of Americans who swallowed their snake**************** without a bat of an eye.

    You went along with the snakes?  There's blood on your hands, too.


    • Sloppy Santa
      Sloppy Santa commented
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      "Thomas Friedman - Wanker of the Decade"

      at least a strong contender for the title. Ever since his "The World Is Flat" I've thought he's a major wanker.