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Paul Krugman Calls Newsweek's 'Hit the Road, Barack' Cover Story 'Unethical'
NewsBusters.org ^ | August 20, 2012 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 08/20/2012 9:29:39 AM PDT by Kaslin

NewsBusters reported Sunday that Newsweek is out with a truly shocking edition featuring a cover story entitled "Hit the Road, Barack: Why We Need a New President."

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman took to his blog Sunday excoriating the article in a piece he called "Unethical Commentary, Newsweek Edition":

There are multiple errors and misrepresentations in Niall Ferguson’s cover story in Newsweek — I guess they don’t do fact-checking — but this is the one that jumped out at me. Ferguson says:

The president pledged that health-care reform would not add a cent to the deficit. But the CBO and the Joint Committee on Taxation now estimate that the insurance-coverage provisions of the ACA will have a net cost of close to $1.2 trillion over the 2012–22 period.

Readers are no doubt meant to interpret this as saying that CBO found that the Act will increase the deficit. But anyone who actually read, or even skimmed, the CBO report (pdf) knows that it found that the ACA would reduce, not increase, the deficit — because the insurance subsidies were fully paid for.

Please notice that the CBO report Krugman linked to is from March 30, 2011.

What he failed to inform his readers is the CBO revised these numbers in a March 13, 2012, report finding "the insurance coverage provisions of the ACA will have a net cost of just under $1.1 trillion over the 2012–2021 period."

Yet the Time columnist had the nerve to attack Ferguson:

Now, people on the right like to argue that the CBO was wrong. But that’s not the argument Ferguson is making — he is deliberately misleading readers, conveying the impression that the CBO had actually rejected Obama’s claim that health reform is deficit-neutral, when in fact the opposite is true.

Really, Paul? Who's "deliberately misleading readers?"


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; gaypresident; newsweak; obama2012

1 posted on 08/20/2012 9:29:50 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

What’s a “Krugman?”


2 posted on 08/20/2012 9:31:49 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Kaslin

3 posted on 08/20/2012 9:34:27 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Da Coyote

A Krugman is similar to a Klugman which is also an Oscar both of which are very sloppy.


4 posted on 08/20/2012 9:35:02 AM PDT by certrtwngnut (It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes. (Josef Stalin))
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To: Kaslin

But the anti Newt Gingrich and Pat Buchanan covers were of course, ethical.


5 posted on 08/20/2012 9:35:53 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Kaslin

I happened to catch Glen Beck this morning talking about this article. He seems to think it’s NewsWeak’s attempt to star relevant. They’ve been fawning over Baraq like love sick school girls for 4 years, all the while they’ve been circling the drain. Now they do an anti-0bama piece just to give the appearance of objectivity. I’m with Beck, I don’t buy it.


6 posted on 08/20/2012 9:35:53 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: Da Coyote
What’s a “Krugman?”

I took one just this morning -- and then I flushed it.

7 posted on 08/20/2012 9:36:11 AM PDT by Bob
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To: Kaslin

8 posted on 08/20/2012 9:37:40 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Da Coyote

It’s a form of venereal disease.


9 posted on 08/20/2012 9:37:47 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Da Coyote

And, what does a Krugman know about ethics?


10 posted on 08/20/2012 9:38:15 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Kaslin

Yet Krygman would have nothing to say when Bush and than Palin were treated to the most scurrilous and in many cases unethicial attacks by the left and his ilk......

Paul Krugman is a pompous gasbag but he must keep the red meat coming for his moon bat readers at the NYT’s to keep him employed...

He and Yassar Arafat have two things in common, both won Nobel prizes and both take it up the arse...at least that’s what I heard from Harry Reid...


11 posted on 08/20/2012 9:38:24 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: Kaslin
...the ACA would reduce, not increase, the deficit...

If there's anyone out there who really believes this, give me a call...I have a bridge for sale.

12 posted on 08/20/2012 9:38:47 AM PDT by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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To: Kaslin
0bama's media buddies have to lie about the economy. There is no other alternative.
13 posted on 08/20/2012 9:39:14 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: YankeeReb

Yep, this is their innoculation for the next weeks’ issues lauding 0bama all the way up to the election.


14 posted on 08/20/2012 9:40:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Kaslin

15 posted on 08/20/2012 9:40:39 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Da Coyote
What’s a “Krugman?”

C'mon,pal...you've gotta keep up with current events.There was a "Krugman" who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize a few years ago.

16 posted on 08/20/2012 9:41:29 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: Da Coyote
What’s a “Krugman?”

Something that will make your azaleas bloom.

17 posted on 08/20/2012 9:41:44 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Kaslin
can the term “racist” be far behind ?

Stepping up to the mic: Rev. Al and the Reverend (ahh) Jackssunnnnd in 5...4...3...2...

18 posted on 08/20/2012 9:41:51 AM PDT by llevrok (2012 : This is a civil war, not an election)
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To: Kaslin

19 posted on 08/20/2012 9:43:17 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Kaslin

Didn’t we learn a couple of years ago that Newsweak puts different cover photos on for different world locations?

Weren’t they the ones who had an American flag in the trash can EXCEPT for US publication?

Why, YES, they did.

http://www.uspoliticsonline.net/u-s-politics-archives/15657-newsweek-cover-show-american-flag-trash-can-foreign-edition.html

Who gets to see THIS cover with Hussien leaving?


20 posted on 08/20/2012 9:49:12 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Kaslin

me thinks that once Hillary decided not to be on the ticket, signals were sent to take down Barry from the Clintonistas.

Newsweek and Politico


21 posted on 08/20/2012 9:49:31 AM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: Da Coyote
What’s a “Krugman?”
well, its very similar to a "He's a (Adam) Cymer (sp :)"...
ref: G.W.B.to Cheney (2004) liberal writer..he's an @$$hole.

22 posted on 08/20/2012 9:50:24 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: cotton1706

Unethical would be the person who allows themselves to be referred to as a Nobel Prize winning economist without mentioning that the NP was in another discipline...


23 posted on 08/20/2012 9:54:55 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: AdamBomb

I think the Great Clintons get extra political media points for “living” down the street from Readers’ Digest in Chappaqua.


24 posted on 08/20/2012 9:56:06 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Da Coyote

Derivative of a “Clymer” I think.


25 posted on 08/20/2012 9:56:34 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Kaslin

This coming from the clown who called for a fake space alien invasion as a way to fix the economy.

His Nobel Prize is as worthwhile as Gaybama’s.


26 posted on 08/20/2012 9:57:38 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Kaslin

Better put some ice on it, Krugman.


27 posted on 08/20/2012 10:03:04 AM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway; All

“The media simply does not want to admit Obama looks like a loser, one who deserves to lose as badly as Carter did, because his policies have been disastrous, and his executive skills reflect his complete lack of experience running anything bigger than his mouth before entering the Oval Office as president.”

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/08/obamas_msm_shield_starts_to_crumble.html#ixzz246gtr62Z


28 posted on 08/20/2012 10:05:52 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Bitsy

“And, what does a Krugman know about ethics?”

I am still trying to figure out what a Krugman knows about economics.


29 posted on 08/20/2012 10:09:19 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Kaslin
There are multiple errors and misrepresentations in Niall Ferguson’s cover story in Newsweek — I guess they don’t do fact-checking

All of a sudden he has developed an interest in facts?

Pretty late in life for such a major flip-flop.


30 posted on 08/20/2012 10:13:00 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Kaslin
I will admit this cover surprises me a lot.

this would never happen without the support of Weymouth and Graham...no way.

shocking actually

it really is The Economy Stupid

even over the St Albans progressive laundry list of social engineering must dos

amazing that there are elitist lefties out here that fear where Che Obama is headed economically

bet some of the staff there and WashPo and Politico are livid

i mean just roiling

31 posted on 08/20/2012 10:16:40 AM PDT by wardaddy (this white hair don't cover up my redneck......)
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To: Da Coyote
What’s a “Krugman?”

The male version of Helen Thomas.

32 posted on 08/20/2012 10:22:57 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (RINO season is open. No limit. Make them extinct.)
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To: Kaslin

Isn’t Krugman that early-onset dementia liberal who used to write (or still does??) for the NY Times?
Yikes.. To publish this bitter old fellow’s diatribes is downright cruel at this point. I don’t know if Krugman has any friends or family who respect him, but they should take his blog away if they do. Same with Helen Thomas. People can become an embarrassment and make fools of themselves at a certain point.


33 posted on 08/20/2012 10:24:53 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Kaslin

A Krugman is a Clymer. Big time.


34 posted on 08/20/2012 10:24:55 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: Bob
I took one just this morning

You will be needing some of this:


35 posted on 08/20/2012 10:27:02 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Kaslin

Somewhere, there’s a freight car just waiting for Krugman to come and spray paint his wisdom on it.


36 posted on 08/20/2012 10:28:35 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Kaslin
To Krugman, what's unethical is endorsing someone other than the Democrat.

-PJ

37 posted on 08/20/2012 10:34:47 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't come naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
I am still trying to figure out what a Krugman knows about economics.

Krugman is from the same school of economics as Nancy "Every $1.00 spent on food stamps returns $1.79 to the economy" Pelosi. I think it was called "Keynesian" economics and it was thoroughly discredited by serious economists long ago. But the model promotes big government socialism, and therefore many communist Democrats still use it to play "make believe". (shrug) With the stupid Democrats it's brain damage and with the clever ones it's just brazen lying. As far as Krugman goes, take your pick, but I would lean toward mostly brain damage tempered with lies (such as citing an out-of-date CBO report).

38 posted on 08/20/2012 10:58:13 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: wardaddy
I will admit this cover surprises me a lot.

Not me, not in the least.

The way the game is played is like this: the liberal newsrooms will publish covers like this Newsweak one, and write columns that take Ubama to the woodshed. Nearly all of them will do this. That way, when crunch time comes and the ignorant chattering class begins to pay some attention to the upcoming election (say, the final three weeks), the Democrat newsrooms can go full tilt for their p.o.s. Ubama and point to these months-old examples of how they have been "equally critical" and "fair to both candidates".

It's just the publishing version of the ACLU going to court on behalf of Illinois Nazis every few years.
"No agenda here.. We're balanced, see?"

39 posted on 08/20/2012 11:14:59 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: AngelesCrestHighway; All
Question:


40 posted on 08/20/2012 11:45:56 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

What discipline was that?


41 posted on 08/20/2012 10:23:50 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Kaslin
MSM NYT v MSM Newsweek

Isn't that what you call a circular firing squad?

No, it is probably a catfight when two pussies like those two get their claws out.

42 posted on 08/20/2012 10:30:48 PM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: Kaslin

I call it: “Awesome”


43 posted on 08/20/2012 10:33:40 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: Army Air Corps

Trade.


44 posted on 08/21/2012 3:33:32 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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The Rodent that held Palin accountable for the Tucson massacre.


45 posted on 08/21/2012 3:35:15 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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Alex: What is a “Krugman?”


46 posted on 08/21/2012 3:36:37 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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According to the interview Greta had with the author, this is a legitimate hit piece as far hit-piece-legitimacy goes.

I believe the author hails from the UK, and supported McCain in 2008. Not sure about his post in the inimical weekly rag.


47 posted on 08/21/2012 3:44:02 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Kaslin

That magazine needs to change its name to “Newspeak”.


48 posted on 08/21/2012 3:52:43 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Kaslin

I suggest a read of the comments following Krugmans blog. It is truly frightening that there are so many true believers in the USA.


49 posted on 08/21/2012 4:24:06 AM PDT by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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