Krugman is quite a bum...

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"...if you listen to [NYT outgoing ombudsman Daniel] Okrent. According to the exercised editor, Krugman ‘has the disturbing habit of shaping, slicing and selectively citing numbers.’ Beyond that, Krugman is ‘ideological’ and ‘unfair,’ Okrent says...These are very nasty charges," writes Bob Somerby, "But in the style of classic hit-and-run bullies, Okrent provides no examples of his target’s troubling conduct, and he bravely offers these ringing complaints in his final public editor column, depriving Krugman of a chance to respond (and knowing he won’t have to defend himself against the complaints that will come). How big and brave is the mighty Okrent—this big, bold man who slithers away with so many loud complaints? The big, brave fellow had eighteen months to offer examples of Krugman’s misconduct, but even now, he offers none." (The Daily Howler)

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