Why Journalism Is Scary - or at Least Amusing: Mr. Friedman Returns to Israel

New York Times columnist says he was simply reiterating what he’d read in Haaretz, which had become 'public knowledge,' when he wrote his last column.

With digital technology rapidly changing the face of journalism, it’s pure entertainment to listen to Thomas L. Friedman, the inveterate New York Times columnist, describe filing his stories from war-rattled Lebanon in the 1980s. He had to bang out several versions of his stories on a typewriter and then feed the final version to the city’s sole telex machine operator, three painstaking paragraphs at a time.