Sunday, September 14, 2008

NYT’s Dowd today: more self-parody

There’s a joke about NY Times columnist Maureen Down being such a lightweight she’s next in line to succeed Pinch Sulzberger as Times publisher.

The follow-up: “That must be why she writes those columns that seem like she’s trying to convince everyone she knows more than Paul Krugman and Tom Friedman combined.” (That's not hard. - - JinC)

I thought of those one-liners today when I read Dowd’s column from “Anchorage” which Dowd let readers know is geographically proximate to Russia before telling them:

The proximity of the country from which William Seward bartered to buy Alaska for $7 million — Seward’s icebox — is so illuminating that I suddenly realize that we would commit a grave error by overestimating Russia’s economic strength.

After all, it represents only 2.8 percent of the world’s G.D.P., even though its gross domestic product has ballooned from $200 billion in 1999 to $1.7 trillion this year.
That all sounds like something that came from a Web site with a title like: A 1001 facts about Alaska and Russia for your term paper.

Dowd goes on to misrepresent Palin on a number of issue and spout the knee=jerk lines smearing Gov. Palin.

I guess she’s going the extra mile to prove she’s ready to step in when Pinch is finally pushed out.

Dowd’s entire column’s here.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

John:

"when I read Dowd’s column from “Anchorage”"

You have a stronger stomach than I do.

Ken
Dallas

Anonymous said...

You know,I bet she think's she's intelligent.(Well,above average,at least)

Anonymous said...

Dowd was one of the first leftos to throw Hillary under the bus. I get the impression Dowd is infatuated with St. Barack on a number of levels.
Tarheel Hawkeye

Archer05 said...

Why are we even discussing anything Maureen Dowd writes? The relevance of her work is not even on par with the study of bovine flatulence. Tsk- tsk, Dowd is guilty of FFGO(Faux-feminist-gaseous-output.) Someone needs to alert Algore.