Thomas Friedman, Dirigiste

By September 7, 2008Media Relations

New books out from Bob Woodward and Tom Friedman. Anonymous sources battle sweeping generalizations and pronouncements about “what this country needs.” Judging by the news coverage/promotion, the public is supposed to swoon.

How about recoiling instead? From Friedman’s “Meet the Press” interview with Tom Brokaw today:

I wrote a chapter called “China for a day, but not for two.” Really, about what we would do if for one day we could impose, cut through all the lobbyists, all the amendments, all the earmarks, and actually impose the right conditions to get our market to take off.

And cut through that Constitution, too.

Someone send that man a copy of “The Road to Serfdom.”

P.S. Brokaw closes:

MR. BROKAW: That’s all for today. We’ll be back next week, when our guests will include Bob Woodward and his new book “The War Within: A Secret White House History, 2006 to 2008.” If it’s Sunday, it’s MEET THE PRESS.

Unintentional self-parody from the MSM.



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