As the last-minute accusation against Brett Kavanaugh was breaking, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman fired off a self-righteous mini-tweetstorm that showed an unusual absence of self-unawareness, even for a GOP-hater not lacking in conceit. The three tweets form a representative triptych of Krugman’s attack-dog persona, with equal parts attacks on his colleagues in the media and dire warnings for any on his Democratic side who might feign fairness and objectivity, which Krugman sees as a cowardly façade. Those two facets were sandwiched by the tweet showing his shocking lack of self-awareness: Calling a conservative "a smarmy, smirking, entitled and mercenary guy."
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is not handling Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court hearings very well. He was in full hysterical mode in his Friday column, the subtly titled “Kavanaugh Will Kill the Constitution.” Text box: “The legitimacy of the Supreme Court is on the line.” Krugman demonstrated his typical calm reasoning: "...if Kavanaugh is confirmed, we will be trying to navigate a turbulent era in American politics with a Supreme Court in which two seats were effectively stolen."
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman provided his usual sane and balanced take on current events: "In both countries the ruling parties -- Law and Justice in Poland, Fidesz in Hungary -- have established regimes that maintain the forms of popular elections, but have destroyed the independence of the judiciary, suppressed freedom of the press, institutionalized large-scale corruption and effectively delegitimized dissent. The result seems likely to be one-party rule for the foreseeable future. And it could all too easily happen here...."
Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers predicted that if Donald Trump were elected, there would be a protracted recession within 18 months. Heeding its experts, a month before the election, The Washington Post ran an editorial with the headline “A President Trump Could Destroy The World Economy.” Steve Rattner, a Democratic financier and former head of the National Economic Council, warned, “If the unlikely event happens and Trump wins, you will see a market crash of historic proportions.”
Sometimes you just have to wonder what planet Paul Krugman, the radical, left-wing columnist and economist for the New York Times, is living on. On Sunday morning, the journalist went on a tweet storm complaining that the media wasn’t presenting Trump accurately...because they were presenting him as sane.
In Friday’s New York Times, Deborah Solomon and Kitty Bennett mocked President Trump’s new chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow, the conservative economist who will be the next director of the National Economic Council. There was yet another insulting NYT headline: “A TV Commentator Becomes a Presidential Adviser: Go to the Videotape.” The online headline was more blunt: “6 of Larry Kudlow’s Not-So-on-the-Money Predictions.” But what other economist (one who regularly writes for the NYT) has a flawed forecasting record?
Tuesday’s New York Times featured a humdrum personal profile of its own reporter, Maggie Haberman, whose only point of interest was an offensive comparison the White House reporter made between Michael Bloomberg’s 2001 run for mayor of New York City and Donald Trump’s run for president in 2016. In both cases, “an unprecedented form of terror in an election” resulted in an unlikely result. One was an Islamist terrorist attack that murdered over 3000 people; the other, some embarrassing campaign emails that may have damaged Clinton’s prospects over Trump. Same thing, really, right?
Thursday’s New York Times was haughtily dismissive of the Trump-inspired “2017 Fake News Awards” posted on the RNC’s website Wednesday night: “May We Have the ‘Fake’ Envelope, Please?” The Times itself scored two of the coveted slots. Reporters Michael Grynbaum and Matt Flegenheimer tried to shift the blame to Trump right off the bat, while taking the stunt quite solemnly indeed, seeing a threat to “press freedom” in criticism false reports.
When President Trump announced them in early January, many in the liberal media thought that the Fake News Awards were a bluff and he wouldn’t go through with them. But after having previously been postponed, Trump unveiled the “winners” Wednesday night. Out of the top 10 instances of fake news, CNN was sloppy enough to win four awards with the top spot going to The New York Times. The awards twice noted a Media Research Center study that showed 90 percent of the media’s coverage of him was negative.
Leftists in the media don’t like to be called out for their liberal bias. When that happens, their knee-jerk response is to lash out with petty ad hominem attacks. A perfect example of this reaction came in The New York Times’ Paul Krugman’s January 15 column, “Know-Nothings for the 21st Century.”
In 1999, journalist Eleanor Clift compared House Republicans during the impeachment of Bill Clinton to the Ku Klux Klan. In 2011, sleazy New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, with no facts whatsoever, blamed the Tea Party for the shooting of then-Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. In 1989, journalist Lesley Stahl predicted that, in years to come, historians would be baffled by anyone liking Ronald Reagan.
The Dow crossed 25,000 for the first time in its history during trading Jan. 4 - the latest in a string of record setting gains beginning in 2017. The past year defied many predictions from liberal media personalities. CNN’s highest “Crystal Ball” predictions for 2017 for example barely peaked above 22,000. In reality, the Dow closed at 24,719 on Dec. 29, and set a first-time record of gaining 5,000 points in one year.