NYT punts on serious correction of Krugman's lies


Mediacrity takes New York Times public editor Barney Calame to task for burying the correction of  Paul Krugman's blatant misrepresentation of the facts (A.K.A. "lies") in his columns, a topic we addressed here.

Krugman made his goof in his print column, the one read by over a million people. When he wouldn't fix his error in print, any newspaper ombudsman or "public editor" worth his salt would have fixed it for him —— in print. But you have to remember that Calame is not a newspaper ombudsman or "public editor." He is an imitation of one —— not a convincing imitation, but an imitation nevertheless.