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Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps? Yet Another New York Times/Tom Friedman Edition

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Is there anything so stupid that a New York Times op-ed columnist cannot write with a straight face?

Tom Friedman:

India vs. China vs. Egypt: India has a weak central government but a really strong civil society…. China has a muscular central government but a weak civil society…. Egypt… has a weak government and a very weak civil society…. But there is one thing all three have in common: gigantic youth bulges under the age of 30, increasingly connected by technology but very unevenly educated.

Egypt and India have gigantic youth bulges. China--as anybody who knows anything about the political-demographic history of China over the past two generations knows--does not.

Why oh why can't we have a better press corps?

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