Krugman vs. Sorkin at the NYT
Rachel Sklar of Mediaite writes about the disagreement between New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and business writer Andrew Ross Sorkin, who wrote recently that Krugman called for the nationalization of the country’s banks, a claim that Krugman denies.
Sklar writes, “So what happens now? Krugman just demanded an apology from Sorkin. Will he get it? Or does Sorkin have the goods? What he actually wrote was that the two ‘declared that we should follow the example of the Swedes by nationalizing the entire banking system.’ Is there a smoking gun smarty-pants that’s-so-2008 Krugman comment out there that Sorkin can wave around? And would following the Swedish example mean more tall, strapping blond people walking our streets? Because frankly, if that’s the case, then I might just be siding with Sorkin.
“As the kids say, developing… until then, it might be awkward if they pass each other in the hallway.
“UPDATE: Well, this one has made the rounds today! From Gawker to Business Insider to Daily Intel, everyone noticed the meow-fest. Foster Kamer at the Village Voice, however, dug in and did the kind of Pulitzer-winning investigative work the Enquirer could learn from, and discovered that someone was right and someone was spanked. His verdict: Krugman. See why here.”
Read more here.