Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Krugman fact checking

Paul Krugman tells so many fibs in his columns that a cottage industry has sprung up to fact check everything he writes. And they find something every week. After requesting the New York Times to publish corrections. Repeatedly. Then insisting, the NYT started doing it. And when their ombudsman retired last year in his final column he expressed regret that he didn't get after Krugman on his consistent errors. Congratulations to David Lundry of Kirkland for getting this letter published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (about the 6th one down).
Bush's plan was not exactly a big secret Paul Krugman again demonstrates that in his writing he never lets facts get in the way of one of his themes. In his Tuesday column, he writes that when running for re-election, George W. Bush "waited until after the election to reveal that what he really wanted to do was privatize Social Security." In his speech to the 2004 Republican convention, Bush said, "We must strengthen Social Security by allowing younger workers to save some of their taxes in a personal account -- a nest egg you can call your own and government can never take away." Of course, that was not the only time Bush mentioned his plan to privatize Social Security during the campaign. David Lundry Kirkland
Via "Krugman fact-check central" Donald Luskin.

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