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Monday, May 23, 2005

Tom Friedman on TimesSelect

Tim Noah today shares a passage from Tom Friedman's "The World is Flat":

I work for a newspaper[;] that is where my paycheck comes from. But I believe that all online newspapers should be free, and on principle I refuse to pay for an online subscription to the Wall Street Journal. I have not read the paper copy of the New York Times regularly for two years. I read it only online.

Yes, Tom, and that is also why I will no longer be bothering with your column in a few months, which I look forward to, since it means fewer bumps on my head from banging it into my desk when I read your tripe twice a week.

Sorry, I was inspired to be petty by Dan "don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out" Okrent, who went out in a blaze of disgrace yesterday to close out his 18 months as the NYT public editor. I look forward to hearing some sort of a response from Paul Krugman, and I hope this guy can do better.