Tom Friedman is a contemptuous weasel, which is why he does so well in elitist circles.
From the comments: TINSC:
The NEW YORK TIMES scratches its head wondering why it’s losing subscribers. Yet they keep paying huge sums of money to columnists like Tom Friedman. Albert Einstein once defined “Insanity” as “doing the same thing over and over; expecting a different result”.
Tom Friedman is a perfect example of media insanity. If you’re too lazy to do your own homework, I guess you can always let some media commentator formulate your opinion. Just watch out for what they DON’T tell you.
Back when Tom Friedman wrote “From Beruit to Jerusalem” he clearly stated that he and other news reporters were intimidated by the PLO terrorists. They basically said: “Write bad things about us and we’ll kill you… and your family too.” Having succumbed to that intimidation, Tom Friedman now lives in a world where that is diminished. Enter George Soros. In an age where newspapers are dying all around, George Soros can keep a “correct-thinking” columnist living the lifestyle he/she is used to with “subsidies” that you and I will never know about. I’m not saying this is happening with Friedman, but one thing is clear: the ability of the NEW YORK TIMES to keep paying him a multi-million dollar salary every year is becoming limited.
We may ultimately see Tom Friedman fade away like many of the others: Anthony Lewis, Robert Novak, Charlie Reese etc. That will not stop a whole new generation of Israel-haters from taking their places.
In a way, it’s too bad Caroline Glick had to write a direct attack on Friedman. When you think about it, Friedman is just another guy with another typewriter. Nobody can explain to me who he is and why his opinion is better than anyone else’s.