Tag: thomas friedman

Whatever, he should just move to Hawaii

Weather Channel Has Evil Scheme To Trick Old Wingnuts Into Believing Climate Change Is Real

If you are an 86-year-old wingnut, next time you switch back to the Weather Channel from "Wheel Of Fortune," you might be in for a surprise. There might be a terrible and bad Smartie Pants person talking at you...
Holy nightmare fuel, Batman!

Sunday Bloody NYT Sunday: Special Tom Friedman Rented ‘Batman’ Edition

Most of the news today is predictably awful, so we will just skim it, thank you. Good god, you people aren't actually relying on Yr Wonkette to be informed, are you? It looks like the government of...
This child can't stand Maureen Dowd either

Sunday Bloody NYT Sunday: Special Maureen Dowd Gets Pot Lessons From Willie Nelson Edition

With no single national calamity to focus on this week, the Sunday New York Times brings us mélange of Big Journalism on Important Topics, the general drift of which leads us to wish we'd stayed in bed. For starters,...
In this alternate universe, the Sunday NYT has a comics section

Sunday Bloody NYT Sunday: Kinetic Action, Dead Saints, And Less ISIS Than You Might Think

Good morning, ye Wonkers! Today's top story is that Yr Doktor Zoom is once again breathing through both nostrils. You may have thought that ISIS or Syria or sportsball scandals or something was big, but that is merely because...
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Sunday Bloody NYT Sunday: Child Labor’s Still Pretty Cool For Tobacco Growers

We depend on our Sunday New York Times for in-depth reporting on stuff that we may or may not care about, and on a good day we might even learn about something we had no idea we should have...
Fred Stein, 'Children reading newspaper' 1936

At The New York Times, A Slow News Day

Things have quieted down in Ferguson and we have a holiday weekend, so the New York Times is full of analysis-type stuff today. There's a pretty good piece on Democrats' attempts to mobilize African-American voters who are outraged over...

Sunday Bloody NYT Sunday: Special Ross Douthat Hits A New Low Even For Him Edition

This week's Times leads, like pretty much every other news source in America, with the release of American prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl, imprisoned by Afghan insurgents for five years. Rather than be happy that our sole POW got...

Sunday Bloody NYT Sunday: Special Don’t You Dare Say “Not All Men” Edition

As it damn well should, the Times leads with the horrific shooting in California Friday night, but nothing about the Times's dispassionate reporting style can capture the godawful misogyny that is at the core of Eliot Rodger's murderous rampage...

Sunday Bloody NYT Sunday: Special Let’s Put This Whole Jill Abramson Mess Behind Us Edition

Hahaha you know what is NOT front page news at the Times today? Jill Abramson's unceremonious departure from said Times, which is still front page news everywhere else. The NYT tucks it back on page 20, and it's about...

Sunday Bloody NYT Sunday: Special NFL Crams Michael Sam Down America’s Throats Edition

You better believe that the St. Louis Rams drafting Michael Sam, the first openly gay football-flavored sportsball player, in the seventh round of the NFL draft, is one of the lead stories in today's New York Times. The Times...

Sunday Bloody NYT Sunday: Special Joe Biden Rides His Vette To The WHCD Edition

Since it was Nerd Prom aka the White House Correspondents' Association dinner last night, your Twitter timeline was already full of all the barbs and jabs and gentle ribbing that Obama put into his speech, but the the Old...

Sunday Bloody NYT Sunday: Special Racism, Religion, And Ross Douthat Edition

You better believe that Sunday's Times covers the tale of racist fuckwit Donald Sterling, owner of the L.A. Clippers, but you probably do not need to read it because Snoop Dogg already said everything that needs to be said. What...

Sunday Bloody NYT Sunday: Special Maureen Dowd Guess You Better Slow That Mustang Down Edition

If you're chilling this Easter morning and thinking "gee, I wish I could be pissed off at something ASAP," the Times has got you covered with a big piece about how Republicans aren't content with obsessing over Obamacare, because...

Sunday Bloody NYT Sunday: Special Maureen Dowd Goes Dancing Edition

There is probably no better way to start your NYT Sunday (and no better way to gird your loins against reading Ross Douthat later) than checking out the big piece on how North Carolina Republicans are eating themselves alive...

Sunday Bloody NYT Sunday: Special Binge-Watching With MoDo Edition

Today's Sunday Times is still full of basketball sportsball, with stories on both of those games. SPOILER ALERT: your bracket still sucks. SECOND SPOILER ALERT: the NCAA sucks and is nothing but an elaborate way to make money off...

Sunday Bloody NYT Sunday: Special Painfully Obvious Advice Edition

Let's start with the best Sunday New York Times news of all: Thomas Friedman has the week off. There's also news about how there's no news about the missing plane and a reminder that your March Madness bracket is...