Friday, April 25, 2008
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This is funny? Really?
Look, I like ripping into Thomas Friedman as much as the next blogger -- but I can't agree with Matt Yglesias that the following video is "funny":This is the kind of thing that accomplishes the following:
A) It makes some people who dislike Friedman very happy;Matt also suggests checking out his book Heads in the Sand as "a more intellectually rigorous Friedman takedown." That's great, but damning with faint praise. I'm pretty sure my seven-year old could muster a more intellectually rigorous takedown as well.
Admittedly, I think he's an exceptionally smart seven year old, but still....
I don't think I'm particularly sensitive, but I find the notion of physically humiliating somebody who's trying to explain their ideas in a civic forum to be absolutely horrifying.For a more virtuous -- and more amusing -- example of pie-throwing, click here. posted by Dan on 04.25.08 at 09:43 AM
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