NYT Columnist Pied at Brown

Activists take issue with Friedman's corporate environmental solutions
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2008 5:30 PM CDT

(Newser) – Two environmental activists threw cream pies at New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman at an Earth Day speech Tuesday at Brown University, the AP reports. Friedman’s speech was about the corporate world's ability to help the environment with schemes such as cap-and-trade for carbon emissions. One of the pie-chuckers, a Brown student, faces possible expulsion.

A pamphlet by the group behind the cream offensive cited Friedman’s "sickeningly cheery applaud for free market capitalism's conquest of the planet” and derided him "for helping turn environmentalism into a fake plastic consumer product for the privileged."