One of the central conceits of contemporary "balanced" journalists is that unfettered by the ideological bias that infects mere mortals they have a unique ability to communicate the Truth to the world.
While the ego of the contemporary pundit generally includes a belief in their Superhuman Truthtelling ability, they usually don't continue with the conceit that they lack any ideological perspective at all.
Not so for Tom Friedman. He's just smarter than everyone.
Actually, he's a complete idiot. But you knew that.
Lucky for us, he'll be on the Daily Show tonight.