He supports free trade, ergo he must be pied. Charges likely to be filed: None, naturally. The boss thinks this incident will inspire some strange new respect among the media for the rights of campus speakers, but she’s more optimistic than I. Tom Friedman — object of liberal ridicule for his (initial) support for the war, since honored with his own nutroots neologism — as a rallying point for the press to decry harassment of visiting lecturers? The only part of this that’s likely to upset them is that he didn’t take it square in the face.

Thomas Friedman Hit in the Face by a Pie