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Thomas Friedman Would Be My Choice For Type Of GOP Debate Moderator

August 5, 2015

We all understand that FAUX News is not a serious journalistic operation.  This is not an opinion, but established fact.  Rather, the network is a political operation intended to promote and serve the Republican Party  and conservative causes.  So while the GOP presidential debate will be pure theater and while there is no way anyone should miss it we also need to keep in mind that the anchor and moderators are doing the work of  Roger Ailes.  Enough said.

So in the best of what I know journalism can be comes the column from Thomas Friedman, one of the most learned men who ever took to newspaper writing, with a question he would like asked at the debate.

As part of a 1982 transportation bill, President Ronald Reagan agreed to boost the then 4-cent-a-gallon gasoline tax to 9 cents, saying, ‘When we first built our highways, we paid for them with a gas tax,’ adding, ‘It was a fair concept then, and it is today.’ Do you believe Reagan was right then, and would you agree to raise the gasoline tax by 5 cents a gallon today so we can pay for our highway bill, which is now stalled in Congress over funding?

4 Comments
  1. August 6, 2015 11:08 AM

    I find him intelligent, highly desirous to learn and understand, and continually questioning the ways of the world. I have been with him since his Beirut To Jerusalem book.

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    August 6, 2015 9:37 AM

    Your dedication to Thomas Friedman mystifies me. See here:

    http://jilliancyork.com/2011/12/14/the-definitive-collection-of-thomas-friedman-takedowns/

  3. August 5, 2015 4:37 PM

    Your hyperbolic political commenting is void of any rational thoughts. Friedman is considered one of the thoughtful moderates who espouses the long and detailed struggle to obtain views and marshal thoughts so to explain and work through thorny issues. Your comment speaks to how little you know about him. I suggest a few evenings with From Beirut To Jerusalem or The World Is Flat and then offer an opinion.
    In the meantime I guess the question he posed was too hard for your team to handle?

  4. August 5, 2015 4:16 PM

    I agree having a far left media reporter like Tom would really offer the conservative candidates a great opportunity to shoot his extremism out of the water and show America why staying a Conservative country is in it’s best interest.

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