March 11, 2013

"OK, I’m an evil person — and my scheming has paid off."

Says Paul Krugman.

38 comments:

YoungHegelian said...

"Making the rounds"?

How about "planted"?

Why be so gleeful about this? 'Cause, it's not like the NYT doesn't get stuff wrong all the time.

I know I'm supposed to think that breitbart.com is a bunch of morons for this, but somehow that doesn't seem to be the takeaway. I come away with Krugman being Krugman, i.e. a douchebag.

Lucien said...

I don't agree with Krugman on much, but this was pretty good.

Reminds me of the quote attributed to LBJ: "I don't really believe he's pig-fucker,I just want to make the son of a bitch deny it."

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Henry said...

Krugman only approves of everyone else going bankrupt.

Darleen said...

Jeez, like Lamestream Media never gets anything wrong. But I do agree, Krugman is evil

Bob R said...

Up to the hyphen, I'm with him.

I believe this about all humans, of course, but especially Paulie Krugnuts.

Maguro said...

The story that Breitbart linked to was from the Boston Globe, which supposedly has layers and layers of fact checkers. And happens to be owned by the NYT.

Scott said...

Paul Krugman is an unserious person.

Chip S. said...

So Krugman is laughing at breitbart.com for trusting content from the Boston Globe's site? Which is, in turn, owned by the NYT?

The whole thing is like an elaborate Breitbart prank.

Chip S. said...

Oops. Sorry, Maguro.

My first draft got eaten by blogger.

Revenant said...

As gotchas go, "right-wing news outlet cites inaccurate left-wing news outlet" lacks a certain something.

garage mahal said...

Not a good past couple of weeks for the Breitbart Orphans, to say the least.

Pogo said...

Keynesian news.

edutcher said...

That's his best?

Oy!

Chip S. said...

Not a good past couple of weeks for the Breitbart Orphans

Not a good decade for the Boston Globe.

Palladian said...

Not a good decade for the Boston Globe.

Not a good lifetime for garage mahal.

garage mahal said...

Not a good lifetime for garage mahal.

Better than yours.

Henry said...

Maguro is correct. As is a commenter named MidPointMan over on Krugman's blog.

The correct headline would be "Krugman trolls own fanclub"

CEO-MMP said...

So Breitbart goes with a story reported in the Boston Glob (not a typo, I meant Glob) and garage flops on out to chortle and slobber over how bad Breitbart is...

Really garage?

AprilApple said...

Krugman is evil. No doubt about that.

Eric said...

Bah. He's not evil. He's just spending the credibility of academia in pursuit of his own political goals.

People need to be a bit more suspicious of academics, IMO. Especially economists, who appear to be wrong about nearly everything.

madAsHell said...

and my scheming has paid off

Really??

Was Enron part of your scheming?

bpm4532 said...

I don't think there's anything we could do to him that he hasn't already done to himself. If he believes half the stuff he says, he's pretty damn stupid. If he doesn't believe half of it, he's unethical and immoral.

Nichevo said...

Silly YH. Krugman is not a douchebag.

He is a coprophage. It's obvious, look at his beady-eyed NYT photo. You can imagine the streaks in his beard, the clots of it flying as he looks around wildly for another dog to follow.

Chip S. said...

People need to be a bit more suspicious of academics, IMO. Especially economists, who appear to be wrong about nearly everything.

You must not know any sociologists.

If you want to find any Repubs at all on any campus, your best bet is to try the econ dept. There are even some at Harvard.

wyo sis said...

Paul Krugman proves once again he's an asshole. This is not news.

gadfly said...

Now Paul Krugman has never led people astray, for example, by accusing someone in the Tea Party of shooting Gabby Giffords, has he? Certainly - and he even named a name.

Mary Beth said...

It looks like most of the comments that I saw on the NYT page were from people who didn't bother to follow the link to the Business Insider article.

Robert Cook said...

"Paul Krugman is an unserious person."

Translation from Newspeak: "Paul Krugman is a funny person."

Astro said...

And in other news, Romney is a shoo-in for the Presidency.

(Talk about being duped.)

AprilApple said...

Krugman is Obama's evil Keynesian court jester.

Brennan said...

Is the Boston Globe still owned by Paul Krugman's employer?

Gee. They must really hate this low level drag on the payroll.

Matthew Sablan said...

"Was Enron part of your scheming?"

-- Well, he didn't lose everything and go to jail, so, if he -were- an evil mastermind, he did it right.

Henry said...

Translation from Cookspeak: "Paul Krugman is a tedious person."

Sadly, he used to be an lucid writer on economics.

President-Mom-Jeans said...

Bitchtits Mahal says:

"Better than yours."

Oh I don't know about that fatty, has Palladian had a failed marriage?

I also wouldn't be surprised to learn that Palladian made it past a shitty union run high school in his educational pursuits.

At least Krugman gets paid to say stupid things that are transmitted on the internet, apparently you just do it out of love of being ridiculed by your betters.

Paul said...

"OK, I’m an evil person — and my scheming has paid off."

I'd take him at his word.

Liberals feel they are so right in their views that no matter who many lies, falsehoods, fake stories, vote buying, ballot box stuffing, and the like they do, well it's the ends that matter and not the means.

Yes the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

And we know how that ends, right?

gadfly said...

Mary Beth said...
It looks like most of the comments that I saw on the NYT page were from people who didn't bother to follow the link to the Business Insider article.

Thanks to intel from Tom Maguire, we know that Business Insider is part of The Boston Globe which is owned by (drum roll) the New York Times!

Methadras said...

I assure you that if I ever ran into Krugman and I had the chance, I'd punch him in the face. The little weezle could use that kind of improvement.