Deep In His Cave, Paul Krugman Ponders Things He Chooses Not To Know
Paul Krugman (emphasis mine):
I don’t watch cable news, or actually any kind of TV news. But I gather that there’s a virtual blackout on the huge demonstrations in Wisconsin, except on Fox, which portrays them as thuggish and violent.
What that makes me think of is January-February 2003, when anyone watching cable news would have believed that only a few kooks were opposed to the imminent invasion of Iraq. It was quite spooky, realizing that hundreds of thousands of people could march through New York, and by tacit agreement be ignored by news networks whose headquarters were just a few blocks away.
And it’s even more spooky to see it happening all over again.
Yes, everyone outside the Krugman cave knows that no one is paying attention to the Madison protests, except people who watch CBS :
Or any of the NBC affiliated cable stations:
Or the internet.
Just think, if there were television back in 2002, we might never have invaded Iraq.
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So he doesn't know the facts, yet feels compelled to comment anyway. Why are we down on him for this? He's just following the example of his Messiah.
Krugman is low-hanging fruit always ripe for the picking. It's almost not fair.
Hey Bill, if you want to diss Krugman for not having his facts right, you need to have your own facts right. Krugman's post was referring to the lack of news coverage of the over 100,000 people who turned out in 18 degree weather on SATURDAY FEB. 26th. Each of your video examples of news coverage had to do with the protests on the weekend of Feb. 19 and 20.
Rather than showing Krugman to be petty and ill-informed, I think your little piss-fit shows the opposite. I don't know for sure that the national media over-looked the Saturday (Feb 26) protest, but I can say I didn't see it on when I checked in on the news late on Saturday, nor did the massive turnout get any notice on the morning news shows I saw Sunday; nor did I see anything in a scan of the Monday news. In Wisconsin this is a big deal.
Imagine how many other situations Krugman's lead-in can be generalized to:
"I don’t know anything about the subject, but I gather that …"
He doesn't know, but he feels …
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