Thursday, August 09, 2007

History of the Friedman Unit

Ever heard of the Friedman Unit? According to Wikipedia's "Friedman (unit)" entry:
The term is in reference to a May 16, 2006 article by Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) detailing journalist Thomas Friedman's repeated use of "the next six months" as the period in which, according to Friedman, "we're going to find out...whether a decent outcome is possible" in the Iraq War. As documented by FAIR, Friedman had been making such six-month predictions for a period of two and a half years, on at least fourteen different occasions

And now, thanks to the Center For American Progress' handy interactive Flash web timeline thingy, you can revisit all the FU pronouncements (by Friedman himself as well as many others), from the start of the war, right up to present day.

At least it's something to do for the next six months. Which, by the way, are crucial.


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