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A month ago, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman was on with CNN host Chris “Fredo” Cuomo and declared the Republican Party was the “biggest threat to our democracy since the Civil War.” But on Sunday’s so-called “Reliable Sources,” Friedman had a completely different tune when gushing to CNN host Brian Stelter about how it was “really hard to hate” President-elect Joe Biden, and how much he hated writing about President Trump.
In the A-block of the program, Stelter brought Friedman into the discussion by asking him how he got an interview with Biden for his column. “So, Thomas Friedman, you’ve been on the receiving end. How does it work when Biden just calls you up? Did you ask for this interview? Was he out seeking your advice? How did this work?”
Friedman was more than willing to help Stelter live vicariously through him. And after his explanation (he asked Biden’s handlers), the columnist launching into talking about how the New York Times comment section loved the interview and loved Biden.