Environmentalists Throw Pie At Columnist Thomas Friedman–FBLA Wishes to Now Call Him Throwus Piedman

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A thanks to our sister blog, FBNY for this one.

We just want to say that we neither condone nor endorse pelting columnists with food stuffs. They get paid enough to buy their own food. Now bloggers, well you should toss a couple of chicken patties our way. We also enjoy pasta. Any little bit could help.

Thomas Friedman
was hit with a pie while lecturing at Brown University. From the account, they apparently threw the pie and then threw some pamphlets.

The student paper reports:

One side of the pamphlet contains an excerpt from a September 2006 review of Friedman’s book, “The World is Flat,” written by Raymond Lotta for the journal “Revolution,” which styles itself as the “Voice of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA.” The review is highly critical of Friedman, who the review claims cannot see his own errors while “seated in the business class of his analytical jetliner.”

The other side contains five bullet-points explaining why “Thomas Friedman deserves a pie in the face,” which include reasons like “his sickeningly cheery applaud for free market capitalism’s conquest of the planet,” and “for helping turn environmentalism into a fake plastic consumer product for the privileged.”

The pamphlet declares “Thomas Friedman’s ‘Green’ as fake and toxic to human and planetary health as the cool-whip (sic) covering his face.”

Uhm, this is why we shrink at speaking about gun control.