Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Daniel Foster Win

I like the way Daniel Foster describes Thomas Friedman's work:

The latest — and thus, by definition, worst — Thomas Friedman column is a real beaut. It starts with a Friedman trademark: a gimmicky premise that orthogonally engages a major news story while 1) missing everything important about it and 2) turning it into a delivery vehicle for old saws that manage to be both so evil and so banal that it’s a wonder Hannah Arendt didn’t write a book about them.


I won't read a Thomas Friedman column unless there's someone nearby to receive the inevitable 'you won't believe this'.