Yes, But Is Her World Flat?

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My favorite reaction to Sweet Judy's Blues comes from none other than Thomas L. Metaphorman:

Kurtz asked New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman why Miller seemed to draw such attention, pro and con. He replied: "You know, Judy has always been a pioneer and an agent of change, you know. And has been at the forefront of a lot of stories, and people like that in our business engender a lot of attention, a lot of criticism and a lot of jealousy. And that's the only way I can really explain it."

Thanks to Steve Smith for the pointer.

My expressed jealousy of Friedman here.

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  1. And then it struck me– Judith Miller is a metaphor! Ragdish Bhagaravatananaja, director of globalizattion for Spumeco, was saying that Judith Miller herself was a metaphor! And at that moment I realized that everything in my suitcase– my cell phone charger, my razor, even the towel from the hotel– was a metaphor for Judith Miller!

    You too can write like Thomas Friedman…

  2. He replied: “You know, Judy has always been a pioneer…”

    In the politically correct world we live in, I’m sure it takes a lot of courage for her to walk around in a coonskin cap.

  3. It ain’t the world that’s flat, it’s Friedman’s metaphors.

  4. I propose a moratorium on these completely-devoid-of-interest Judith Miller posts. Ack!

  5. “and people like that in our business engender a lot of attention, a lot of criticism and a lot of jealousy.”

    Engender is the wrong word. It’s in the back of his mind. Engender discrimination!

  6. If everything is a metaphor, then nothing is a metaphor, and we’re all stuck on a plateau. In other words, the world is flat.

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