Sat Feb 9, 2013, 09:24 AM
marmar (64,900 posts)
Paul Krugman: Tom Friedman 'Much Too Close To Beltway Conventional Wisdom'
(HuffPost) Paul Krugman took a shot at New York Times colleague Thomas Friedman during an appearance on HuffPost Live on Friday.
Host Marc Lamont Hill read out a comment: "Krugman is too polite to point out the obvious: Friedman doesn't know what the heck he's talking about." He noted that Krugman sometimes seems to be taking covert swipes at Friedman in his columns.
This is not a new phenomenon: many observers have pointed out Krugman's propensity to push back at his fellow columnists without saying their names. (Last month, Krugman dropped any pretenses, and wrote in a blog post that a Friedman column was "wrong.")
Krugman said that Friedman was often very wrong about the economic issues currently facing the country. ..........(more)
The complete piece is at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/08/paul-krugman-tom-friedman-wrong-new-york-times_n_2648381.html
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Paul Krugman: Tom Friedman 'Much Too Close To Beltway Conventional Wisdom' (Original post)
|Vinnie From Indy||Feb 2013||#3|
Response to trumad (Reply #1)
Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:35 AM
Vinnie From Indy (9,778 posts)
I remember the whole "Friedman unit" thing. People were starting to describe measures of time in Friedman units. A Friedman unit is described here:
Response to marmar (Original post)
Sat Feb 9, 2013, 11:17 AM
RevStPatrick (2,208 posts)
4. Friedman is a total weenie.
Can't stand that guy.
Let's just put it this way... there's one degree of separation between me and Friedman, so I've heard some stories. The guy's stuck in his own head and can't get out.
Krugman, on the other hand, has earned my respect.
Response to RevStPatrick (Reply #4)
Sat Feb 9, 2013, 12:26 PM
amandabeech (9,105 posts)
5. Friedman thought that it was great that Fox-whateveritis greatly mistreats its workers
so that Apple can get some modification to one of its products 8 hours earlier than it would if Fox didn't mistreat its workers.
Why someone of importance didn't totally trash Freidman for that I'll never know. Well, of course I know.
Someone free Paul Friedman from his own head at let him be a worker in the Fox factory.
I can't stand his thoughts or his writing style.