December 23, 2003

#139: Poor krug, he's got nothing to say

P. Krugman

Citizen Conrad's Friends (12/23/03) is a testament to how desperate things are getting over at PK headquarters. The Dow is over 10,000, the economy is roaring, President Bushes approvals are over 60% and we finally caught Saddam! So what does Paul Krugman write about? Conrad Black!

Black is someone most of Krugman readers have never heard of and couldn't care less about if they had. But that's not the point. The point is to use Black and his business problems as a lead-in to smear someone else who is more important and has some career similarities to Black. That would be one Rupert Murdock! What has Murdock done-other than be a conservative in the same business as Black? Nothing!

And that about sums up this column. It's a big nothing.

[The Truth Squad is a group of economists who have long marveled at the writings of Paul Krugman. The Squad Reports are synopses of their discussions. ]

Posted by John Weidner at December 23, 2003 9:41 AM
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