As a self appointed “Private Sector Career Crusader,” one might ask why I’d be commenting on the horrific shooting in Tucson.
I’d admit, this topic is out of my normal area of expertise, but since the New York Times pseudo economist Paul Krugman decided it was appropriate to blame conservatives for the shooting before the blood had even dried on the sidewalk, I felt compelled to enter the fray.
While Krugman and democrat county sheriff Clarence Dupnik were the first to blame FOX News in general and Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly by name on Saturday, many of the usual suspects on MSNBC, The Daily Koz, and Moveon.org are doing the same.
Still, it’s difficult to recall a less responsible piece of journalism appearing in the Times than Krugman’s “Climate of Hate."
How’s this for liberal demagoguery?
“And there’s a huge contrast in the media. Listen to Rachel Maddow or Keith Olbermann, and you’ll hear a lot of caustic remarks and mockery aimed at Republicans. But you won’t hear jokes about shooting government officials or beheading a journalist at The Washington Post. Listen to Glenn Beck or Bill O’Reilly, and you will.”
- Paul Krugman New York Times January 9, 2011
I watch a fair amount of FOX News and I can categorically call Krugman’s charge A LIE. How the Times can continue to prop up this little partisan weasel as a legitimate economist is beyond me.