Fat Steve's Blatherings

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Calame Slams Krugman and the Times

        Byron Calame is improving as a public editor for the New York Times. His second to last column got on Paul Krugman's case, for putting erroneous information in his op-ed column, and being reluctant to acknowledge his error.

        Calame's latest ups the stakes, as Calame points out that Krugman still hasn't printed a correction, and further notes that Krugman's editor is letting him get away with this, in violation of her own stated policy.  As Calame asks:
A bottom-line question: Does a corrections policy not enforced damage The Times's credibility more than having no policy at all?
        You can find the text of both articles here, in case it goes behind the Times pay-per-view wall.

        Hat tip: Glenn Reynolds.

        Oh, one more thing: Krugman admits in an e-mail to Calame that he really doesn't care if he gets his facts correct.  Remember that, when someone quotes Krugman as an authority.



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