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April 20, 2011

Tom Friedman: Pundit Without a Brain

"Amazon.com Is Doomed!"
Friedman's claim that an ordinary citizen can replicate Amazon in his living room was laughably wrong, but there is a delicious irony in the fact that there is indeed one industry with respect to which Friedman's dire prediction came true: Friedman's own industry, journalism. It turns out that amateurs, many of whom have far more expertise with respect to business, politics, the arts--you name it--than Tom Friedman and other pundits with newspaper columns can, almost for free, turn out exactly the same product that Friedman does. Only better.

Posted by Vanderleun at April 20, 2011 9:23 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Amen brother ,Amen!

Posted by: Diogenes Sarcastica at April 20, 2011 5:18 PM

Also, because of Amazon's genius, the guy with the books to sell from his house can do it at Amazon. Amazon allows and fosters competition within its own site. Coupled with excellent customer service, I'd say that Amazon is one of the best companies around.

Posted by: Jewel at April 22, 2011 2:54 AM

If Amazon screws up Zappos, I'll never forgive it. Back to the context of the exerpt, we're all journalists now. But what we must not forget is that the Leftist mentality is all about the worker.. Liberal journalism manufactures good little Leftists who demand gov't entitlements which pay for liberal education and produces more Leftist propogandists. Do you suppose any of the founders of Leftist movements, for all their BRILLIANCE, for all their visions, could have imagined.. the internet? They certainly knew free-thinking was not to be tolerated. They tried to control TV, radio, print.. they tried to demonize dissenters. They are trying to control the internet as well. We'll "go Egypt" on them if they do.

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