"Who is Yasir Arafat?
He's a terrorist bum"
Oh yes they do, they pay this guy bigtime to rant and rave about Israel and the Middle East. For years now Tom Friedman has been 'liberal" Israel's (read that Labor Party and friends) representative in the American media...well paid by the NYTimes to twist and turn and mislead...all things he does so very well indeed. And oh yes, Tom Friedman is indeed an expert on 'bums".