Is he an IDIOT … or does he just play one on dead tree media?
JUST SO YOU'LL KNOW, Michael Hirschorn, an Atlantic contributing editor, wrote in 2009 … "Ultimately, the death of The New YorkTimes—or at least its print edition—would be a sentimental moment, and a severe blow to American journalism. But a disaster? In the long run, maybe not."
FROM NOEL SHEPPARD, NewsBusters.com: Consider that after the impact the Tea Party has had on our nation’s politics the past 20 months, and the historic elections that just took place on November 2, Times columnist Tom Friedman actually thinks Americans aren’t interested in reducing the federal deficit but are instead yearning for higher taxes and greater government spending:
In sum, Americans need to pay more of their hard-earned dollars to a government that has shown itself to be a reckless spender while expecting less in return.
I believe most Americans don’t want a plan for deficit reduction. The Tea Party’s vision is narrow and uninspired. Americans want a plan to make America great again, and at some level they know that such a plan will require a hybrid politics — one that blends elements of both party’s instincts. And they will follow a president — they would even pay more taxes and give up more services — if they think he really has a plan to make America great again, not just bring him victory in 2012 by 50.1 percent.
The Tea Party’s vision is uninspired? Friedman ought to get out of 620 Eighth Avenue and talk to some Democrats that’ll be leaving Washington, D.C., when the new Congress gets sworn in next year.