Thomas Friedman Is An Enormous Mustache

Thomas Friedman is like a goldfish who only sees China, jobs, and the Internet.

Thomas Friedman is like a goldfish who only sees China, jobs, and the Internet.

via Sean Paul Kelley

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Comments

  1. Left, right, and center we are all united in our opinion of Thomas L. Friedman

  2. merl says:

    He writes columns about what he says he wants. Obama does all of that. I think the Mustache wants to be Pres.

  3. @merl:

    As James said in a OTB post at one point, Thomas Friedman is in favor of the creation of a political party that believes exactly the same things as Thomas Friedman.

  4. You know, in another thread I was just talking about jobs as being “a globalization, automation, and productivity thing.”

    The Mustache may have been wrong, may be wrong, about a lot of things, but he should get some credit for pushing “the world is flat” out to the masses.

    One thing you *can’t* say about him is that he missed the biggest story of the decade.

  5. michael reynolds says:

    It’s all a question of voice — both literal voice and literary voice. He sounds very sure while being full of sh*t. George Will has the same thing going on.

  6. Moosebreath says:

    “Thomas Friedman is in favor of the creation of a political party that believes exactly the same things as Thomas Friedman.”

    And yet, when presented with a party that wants 90+% of what he claims to want, he goes for a pox on both houses.

  7. Ron Beasley says:

    Great, there is finally something we can all agree on is a giant ego and an a$$.

  8. A bit ironic that the video rags Friedman for the thing he was right about?

    It isn’t that “China, Jobs, and the Internet” aren’t big, and do not continue to shape American business (perhaps more than anything else), it’s just that the cool kids are tired of hearing about it.

    Never mind that we are in a jobless recovery that might be about that repeat message.

  9. al-Ameda says:

    He reminds me of a few guys I knew in college (friends of friends) – guys who shared many of the same ideas or policy preferences that I had, only they had a knack for making it sound like those ideas were original with them. It was somewhat annoying. Most of them were political science or history majors who went on to law school.

    Friedman is a smart guy with a lot of influence in the world of journalism and op-ed columns. He’s an updated version of Bob Woodward. They’re both somewhat annoying.