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You Can't Make This Stuff Up

There was a joke going around a year or three back about how the New York Times would announce the coming of the Trump and the Shout:

World to End Tomorrow

Women and Minorities Affected Most

Funny and satirical, right? No longer. Read the blurb from yesterday's Nick Kristof:

With the fall of Saddam Hussein, an iron curtain of fundamentalism risks falling over Iraq, with grievous implications for girls and women.

Am I saying that women and proto-women don't have it rough under Islamist regimes? Hardly. But what about gays, Jews, Christians, atheists, agnostics, free-thinkers, and that vast majority of decent Muslim men who don't belong to the Islamist power structure?

Yeah, they all got it easy, Nicky -- you suck-up.

Howell Raines is gone from the NYT, but that doesn't mean the Op-Ed page hasn't sunk to a level below parody.