The New York Times announced today that its systems have been hacked by the Chinese over a period of months:
For the last four months, Chinese hackers have persistently attacked The New York Times, infiltrating its computer systems…
Here comes the key bit:
and getting passwords for its reporters and other employees.
So that explains Tom Friedman’s columns! We probably should apologize for believing Friedman was dumb enough to consider Communist China a model to be emulated by the U.S.