Dear Thomas Friedman. . . .

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    Note to Mods: It's okay with Erickson to use his letter in its entirety.

    Note to everybody: I am becoming increasingly annoyed by pundits and commentators who don't do their research or even check out the facts before repeating the 'talking point' lines about who does or does not have any ideas or plan for whatever.

    Which is why I especially appreciated Erickson taking Friedman to task for not only being a jerk, but for the blatant dishonesty and lack of scholarship in Friedman's recent column:

     
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    Do you have a link? I looked for it, but cannot find it.
     
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    Just go to any of the various rightwing agitprop batshit crazy websites and it's bound to show up.
     
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    Doesn't work for Google advanced, but whatever.
     
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    Oh yeah. I forgot to include it. Sorry. (Though Erik Erickson of Red State is now a familiar pundit in his own right to many of us these days.)

    Dear Thomas Friedman | RedState
     
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    Thank you.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/29/opinion/29friedman.html?_r=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

    Friedman isn't nearly as smart as his pretensions allow, and he gets it wrong in the main, once again.

    In the main, the tea parties aren't a party, they are a movement, which he does get. His problem is an inability to recognize that many that traditionally are his readers and agree with him, do agree with what the tea parties stand for. It's inconceivable to him.
     
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    Tom Friedman is kind of a left of center William Kristol, in the sense that you can't help but wonder,

    who decided he was smart? Who decided we need to hear his opinion on anything?
     
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    Huh? What is it you are trying to say here?
     

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