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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dumbo flies over Egypt

Barry Rubin demolishes Tom Friedman's New York Times op-ed in which Friedman claimed that the Muslim Brotherhood isn't radical, isn't a threat, and will become more moderate by being in power. But this is undoubtedly the highlight.
I’m almost done but there’s one more thing important for you to know. It’s from a column I wrote a year ago, in the midst of the revolution. The radical blogger Angry Arab made fun of Friedman back then. Referring to Friedman as a “Zionist,” the blogger mocked him for claiming that the revolution would produce a moderate pro-American Egypt ready to keep the peace with Israel. Every Arab understood, said Angry Arab, that the exact opposite would happen.

A humorous example of Friedman’s lack of self-awareness is the fact that he called his column, “Watching Elephants Fly.” Can many Americans hear that phrase and not think of a certain famous animated film by Walt Disney?

It’s title is most appropriate: Dumbo.
Read the whole thing. Heh.

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At 12:46 AM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Mere coincidence that the US State department is holding it's highest level meetings ever with the Muslim Brotherhood?

We knew that the NYT carried Obama's water before bothering with this 'journalistic standards' nonsense but now it appears that the media is a fully functioning arm of the state now. Back in the late 80's early 90's the 3CP's show "Vremya" had a host, I forget his name, who spoke flawless, FLAWLESS midwestern accented American English. This is that now. Welcome to Oceania.


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