Criticism from the far right has begun tipping over into delegitimation and creating the same kind of climate here that existed in Israel on the eve of the Rabin assassination.Has begun? St. Nick on a stick, Friedman, where've you been for the last few months, in some foreign clime talking w/ your imaginary cab drivers?
But why* do we pay the slightest bit of attention to someone who can type a string of shit like this:
George W. Bush was elected under a cloud because of the Florida voting mess, and his critics on the left never let him forget it.George W(orst) Bush was not "elected," Friedman. And no one called for a military "family intervention" against him, even though there should have been. (We note again how our military continues to fail us.)
More foul objectivity is encountered:
a blogosphere that at its best enriches our debates, adding new checks on the establishment, and at its worst coarsens our debates to a whole new level, giving a new power to anonymous slanderers to send lies around the world.Do those who promote false equivalencies, & are so blind to begin w/ they don't notice what's going on right under the mustache beneath their noses get special exemptions because they're married to wealthy heiresses, & not anonymous? Lot easier to talk big under your legal name when you'll never miss another meal or anything else, ever, huh Tom?
And we haven't noticed Mr. Friedman ever paying or accounting for his numerous idiocies, wrong-headed bullshit, war-mongering & so on. So what fucking difference does anonymity make, if the paid & nonymous are never called on anything?
*Really. What is wrong w/ us? It's not as if our slandering has any effect on anything.