Salon is publishing a list of the top 30 hack political writers. Pointing out how completely awful they are and trying--trying!--to provide some context and accountability to the pundits parade of always being wrong about everything ever.
Below is an excerpt from #3 on that list, Thomas Friedman, who is a silly joke of a man who for some reason is always on the TV and the NPR saying monstrously stupid things.
No. 3: Thomas Friedman - War Room's Hack Thirty - Salon.com
But for some reason, his are the airport bookstore selections of presidents and CEOs. The man has lately decided that he is done with democracy itself, and he'd much prefer it if "reasonably enlightened" people (like the Chinese Communist Party) could just impose "politically difficult but critically important policies" from on high. This is the secret wish of nearly every "moderate" pundit on this list, but -- confidential to Tom, you're not supposed to wish for totalitarianism out loud.
He's a silly, simple-minded man whose success leads a cynic to the conclusion that the world is run by similarly silly, simple-minded men.
Repeat offenses: Conflation of wealth with virtue, horrible jokes, repetition, warmongering, easy generalizations in lieu of research or analysis, cabdriver-on-the-street columns, mixed metaphors, generally awful prose, random capitalization of Certain Words when he's Trying to Coin a Catchphrase.
"And now the icing on the cake, the ubersteroid that makes it all mobile: wireless. Wireless is what allows you to take everything that has been digitized, made virtual and personal, and do it from anywhere."