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Thomas Friedman: no evidence of Trump/Russia collusion, ‘which is why we need a special prosecutor’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 2:30pm 3/5/2017 at 2:30pm

One of Rush Limbaugh’s classic maxims is that when it comes to liberals’ demands for investigations, it’s not the nature of the evidence; it’s the seriousness of the charge that matters.

Thomas Friedman provided a perfect illustration of Rush’s rule on today’s Meet the Press. Discussing the notion that the Trump campaign might...

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Thomas Friedman’s Unhinged Attack on Trump and Netanyahu

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 1:00pm 1/1/2017 at 1:00pm
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Probably the one columnist I have critiqued more than any other in my blogging career is Thomas Friedman of The New York Times.

Friedman, one-time NY Times Jerusalem bureau chief, is considered The Times’ go-to expert on the Middle East, globalization and environmental issues.

However, when reading Friedman’s columns, it’s easy to see...

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John Kerry’s most worrisome testimony: Thomas Friedman “most often correct”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 9, 2013 at 10:00am 9/9/2013 at 10:00am

John Kerry’s testimony last week before Congress does not give confidence in the wisdom of his understanding.

In response to a question about a Thomas Friedman column – in which Friedman wrote that all Assad needed was a really good talking to and not any physical attack – Secretary of State John...

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Thomas Friedman on Obamacare: It’s gonna be a bright bright bright bright sun shiny day

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 11:30am 5/26/2013 at 11:30am

I can see clearly now the rain is gone …

How often does a cabinet secretary endorse an op-ed column?

Thomas Friedman must feel really good right now, Secretary Sebelius endorsed...

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Mideast Media Sampler 03/17/2013 – Dump on Thomas Friedman Day

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 1:15pm 3/17/2013 at 1:15pm

1) When elephants crash land


Recently, I brought up an example of how Professor Barry Rubin handled a mistake. First he admitted it. Then he explained the forces involved. His behavior showed a few things.

1) He is serious about what he has written.

2) He respects his audience’s intelligence.

Neither of these qualities can...

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Thomas Friedman, last of a vanishing breed?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 11, 2013 at 2:00pm 3/11/2013 at 2:00pm

When I first saw this, I was surprised.

I hadn’t heard about this before.

Specialty environmental reporting is going the way of the dodo. The New York Times and Washington Post are reducing their environmental only reportage. However in all this turmoil, there’s one intrepid columnist, Thomas Friedman, who persists...

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As freedom in Egypt slips, Thomas Friedman clings to delusions about the Muslim Brotherhood

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 7:15pm 12/16/2012 at 7:15pm

When I announced that The award for the person most consistently wrong about the Muslim Brotherhood goes to … Roger Cohen of The NY Times, it was suggested that...

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Media Hysteria: Tom Friedman Invokes 9/11, Pearl Harbor over Sessions/Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 10:00am 3/2/2017 at 10:00am

Overnight a mass media hysteria developed over Jeff Session’s answer to questions regarding contacts with Russians.

As detailed in this NBC News report and elsewhere, Sessions was responding to questions regarding contacts in his role as a Trump surrogate:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions denied meeting with Russian officials during the course of the presidential...

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Mideast Media Sampler – 04/24/2013 – Friedman, Fayyadism, Failure

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 10:05am 4/24/2013 at 10:05am

1) Friedman resurrects “Fayyadism”

Some time ago, Thomas Friedman coined the term “Fayyadism,” a concept that, according to Nathan Brown, never had a chance.

(No I don’t agree with...

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Mideast Media Sampler 03/24/2013 – Not half bad Thomas

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 11:15am 3/24/2013 at 11:15am

1) The apology

The Washington Post reported Obama ends Israel visit by brokering end to dispute with Turkey:


Prodded by President Obama, Israel and Turkey agreed Friday to end a three-year rift caused by a deadly Israeli commando raid on a Turkish ship bound for Gaza, a rapprochement urgently sought by the United...

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Israel’s Legitimacy is not dependent on a Palestinian State, or The NY Times

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 4:00pm 2/16/2016 at 4:00pm

We hear from critics of Israel that Israel needs a two-state solution to be  legitimate.

Without a Palestinian state, the argument goes, Israel will rule over millions of resentful Palestinians to whom it will have to deny their basic rights in order to maintain its Jewish nature. Or if Israel enfranchises...

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Obama spikes Iran Nuke football

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 7:16am 7/15/2015 at 7:16am

President Obama defended his deal to Iran to Thomas Friedman of The New York Times yesterday. It was a bad deal and it represented a retreat on nearly every single element of the deal.

In any case this is what Obama told Friedman:

“We are not measuring this deal by whether it is...

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Israel critics can’t handle “Brutal Honesty” about Lydda and refugees

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 18, 2013 at 12:30pm 11/18/2013 at 12:30pm

The featured image of Thomas Friedman above comes from a talk he gave about many of the marvels of modern technology. At the beginning he says that you have “every bit of knowledge available to you” from Google. It’s a bit of an overstatement, but his point is essentially correct.

One particular...

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The Rhodes to Perdition

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 16, 2016 at 10:00am 5/16/2016 at 10:00am

There continues to be fallout from the profile of Obama adviser Ben Rhodes that appeared in Sunday’s New York Times magazine last week.

Much of discussion of the article has surrounded who demonstrated bad faith,...

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Hillary’s Accomplishments: A Snapshot of Nothing Much

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 7:30pm 9/19/2015 at 7:30pm

During the CNN GOP debate, Carly Fiorina challenged Hillary supporters to name one of her accomplishments.

This is an exceedingly fair question of the former First Lady, sena...

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Obama scolds media during Iran presser

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 4:11pm 7/15/2015 at 4:11pm

The Obama Administration is busy running a full court press on behalf of its terrible nuclear deal with Iran. Yesterday, the President sat down with Thomas Friedman of...

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Barack’s Baseless Bibi-Basher

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 7:05pm 10/29/2014 at 7:05pm

Yesterday Prof Jacobson rightly assessed Jeffrey Goldberg’s The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here as describing a crisis “in Obama-Israel relations.”

Although the White House has offered a disavowal of the profane insult made by one of Goldberg’s sources, the full substance of his remarks needs to be rebutted.

The offending...

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