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Press Review March 21, 2002
Big Trouble
By Matt Taibbi Browse author
Page 4 of 4

Thomas Friedman (2), New York Times, def. Ronald Brownstein, Los Angeles Times

This was a blowout. Friedman's March 19 column was entitled "Pull Up a Chair." He's already like the old friend we trust to give us the bad news. "We need to talk," the column starts. You can almost feel his arm around your shoulder. Then he breaks it to us: the only way to guarantee peace in the Middle East is to commit to an indefinite U.S. military presence in and around Afghanistan and Israel:

"If we shrink from this task, Afghanistan will revert right back to what it was before Sept. 11, only worse. And this open sore of Afghanistan will dog us, and the U.S. antiterror campaign, forever. The only way to make the new Afghanistan a slightly better place than the old one is with a U.S. troop presence that will bolster the government and serve as the anchor for a wider peacekeeping force manned by our allies. Enough said."

Every time Friedman tries a metaphor, there's some unpleasant biological result. This time he has an "open sore" and a "dog" in the same sentence, which is pretty gross to think about. The rest of the column... well, you get the idea. It's the same old "Give War a Chance" thing, more troops, more of our warships parked in everybody's harbors, more cans of whoop-ass opened on anyone who doesn't like it. He absolutely trounces poor Ronald Brownstein, who couldn't manage even one good fuck-up in an article about Tipper Gore running for Senate.

Friedman vs. Barry. Unstoppable Evil vs. Immovable Banality. The final of this thing is going to be interesting. And God knows what we'll do to the winner. Stay tuned!

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Save The eXile: The War Nerd Calls Mayday
The future of The eXile is in your hands! We're holding a fundraiser to save the paper, and your soul. Tune in to Gary Brecher's urgent request for reinforcements and donate as much as you can. If you don't, we'll be overrun and wiped off the face of the earth, forever.

Scanning Moscow’s Traffic Cops
Automotive Section
We’re happy to introduce a new column in which we publish Moscow’s raw radio communications, courtesy of a Russian amateur radio enthusiast. This issue, eXile readers are given a peek into the secret conversations of Moscow’s traffic police, the notorious "GAIshniki."

Eleven Years of Threats: The eXile's Incredible Journey
Feature Story By The eXile
Good Night, and Bad Luck: In a nation terrorized by its own government, one newspaper dared to fart in its face. Get out your hankies, cuz we’re taking a look back at the impossible crises we overcame.

Your Letters
Russia's freedom-loving free market martyr Mikhail Khodorkovsky answers some of this week's letters, and he's got nothing but praise for President Medvedev.

Clubbing Adventures Through Time
Club Review By Dmitriy Babooshka
eXile club reviewer Babooshka takes a trip through time with the ghost of Moscow clubbing past, present and future, and true to form, gets laid in the process.

The Fortnight Spin
Bardak Calendar By Jared Lindquist
Jared comes out with yet another roundup of upcoming bardak sessions.

Your Letters
Richard Gere tackles this week's letters. Now reformed, he fights for gerbil rights all around the world.

13 Toxic Talents: Hollywood’s Worst Polluters
America By Eileen Jones
Everybody complains about celebrities, but nobody does anything about them. People, it’s time to stop fretting about whether we’re a celebrity-obsessed culture—we are, we have been, we’re going to be—and instead take practical steps to clean up the celebrity-obsessed culture we’ve got...


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