At the dorkalicious Webby awards last night, Fishbowl NY accosted Times columnist Thomas Friedman for a quick interview. In regards to his column being hidden behind the Berlin wall of TimesSelect, Friedman says, "I hate it. It pains me enormously." On the bright side, he reminds us, he can still hop on a plane and travel to whatever far-fetched place he fancies, and the Gray Lady will have to foot the bill (suckers). But as he chuckles his way through telling of how it nonetheless hurts to lose readers in Hungary, we can't help but think one thing: how long until Friedman and Frank Rich have a jolly-off?

Why NYT's Thomas Friedman Hates TimesSelect [FishbowlNY]