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Sunday, June 13, 2004

Thomas Friedman: Anti-Semite

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Imagine the outrage if the New York Times published an op-ed article that would contain the following paragraph:
Yes, the race relations in the United States are still tense, but very few African-Americans have been lynched here in four years. That's my idea of racial harmony. There is no total victory to be had by the American Blacks over racism in the United States, without total eradication of the KKK. There is, though, the possibility of long periods without cross burnings and lynchings, with the African American community holding the moral and strategic high ground, so it can lead its life.
I didn't write the paragraph above. Thomas L. Friedman did. I only replaced a few nouns in what he wrote in his column in the New York Times on Sunday, June 13, 2004.

Here it is, the way it was printed:
Yes, the Israel-Lebanon border is still tense, but very few Israelis have been killed there in four years. That's my idea of peace. There is no total victory to be had by Israel over Hezbollah or the Palestinians, without total genocide. There is, though, the possibility of long cease-fires, with Israel holding the moral and strategic high ground, so it can lead its life.
It's not difficult to figure out why the New York Times decided to hire a Jew to promote its consistently anti-Semitic views.

It's hard to imagine though how Mr. Friedman manages to look at his reflection in the mirror without vomiting. Lots of practice, I guess.

If you didn't follow the link, you should know that the Friedman column is titled
"Taking the High Ground" :/