What Thomas Friedman reads

Where does the New York Times’s celebrated Middle East commentator Thomas Friedman go to get “different perspectives on the news”? The Google Reader Blog poses this question – thenprovides an answer.

Among Friedman’s 17 most-favoured publications and blogs, there isn’t a single Arab source, not even one published in English.

Google’s compilation, which includes reading lists from other prominent US media figures, is throughly depressing. Considering how the internet has opened up vast new possibilities, American journalists still seem overwhelmingly preoccupied with reading each other’s work.