Krugman: ‘Censor Conservative Views on the Debt Ceiling’

When the Left loses the war of ideas, they resort to violence and demands for suppression.

Via Noel Shepard.

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman on Tuesday said it was a “moral issue” for the press to censor conservative views about the debt ceiling.

Quite shockingly, the Nobel laureate took to his blog to complain that the news media are being too fair and balanced in their coverage of this highly contentious issue:

“Watching our system deal with the debt ceiling crisis — a wholly self-inflicted crisis, which may nonetheless have disastrous consequences — it’s increasingly obvious that what we’re looking at is the destructive influence of a cult that has really poisoned our political system.

And no, I don’t mean the fanaticism of the right. Well, OK, that too. But my feeling about those people is that they are what they are; you might as well denounce wolves for being carnivores. Crazy is what they do and what they are.

No, the cult that I see as reflecting a true moral failure is the cult of balance, of centrism.”

Wow! Balance and centrism is a “true moral failure”:

“So what do most news reports say? They portray it as a situation in which both sides are equally partisan, equally intransigent — because news reports always do that.”

I’m not sure what news reports Krugman has been watching, but the ones we’ve been monitoring at NewsBusters concerning this matter have been anything but balanced.

The take for weeks has been that taxes must be raised to solve this problem and that it is the Republicans – and, in particular, Tea Party freshmen in the House – that are refusing to “compromise.”

A new Media Research Center study on this issue found that ABC, CBS, and NBC have consistently cast the GOP as the villains in this debate.
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/07/27/krugman-balanced-news-media-true-moral-failure-destroying-america

During the uproar over ObamaCare being rammed through the Dem-controlled House and Senate, WaPo hack Richard Cohen opined that there is just too much democracy in America.  Libtard Chris Matthews also has a major beef with ‘objective journalism’.   Obama thinks it would be so much easier if he could bypass Congress to make his own laws and if he were the leader of a totalitarian regime.

Krugman shut down the comments on his blog after several posters handed his ass to him over his bat-shit crazy Keynesian economics. 

The Left  has a big problem with the concept of a Democratic Republic. It’s diametrically opposed to their ideas of socialist control….of everything.

Krugman aka “Nobel laureate”, is a mealy-mouthed little prick who has no credibility.  The Nobel prize has been reduced to a sick joke.

Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, and B. Hussein Obama are among the recipients. That fact alone should be enough to abolish the prize and the intellectually bankrupt committee that hands out the award.

Freedom of speech is a double edged sword, Krugman.  It provides a wide open forum for discourse, no matter how raucous, and it also gives assclowns like you the opportunity to show off your fascist side.  When it comes to crazy, no one does it like you.

UPDATE: Joe Scarborough ripped Krugman a new asshole:

……If you write the same column for a decade and blame everything including earthquakes halfway across the world on Republican extremism, at some point, somebody could look at an op-ed and go, “Eh. Perhaps there’s a seed of truth to that.”
……Let me just say, he is influential because if you’re a blogger, and you’re still living in your mom’s basement, and you got Cheetos all over the keyboard, you type in your underwear…you look at Paul Krugman and you think, “He is my hero,”…
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/07/29/scarborough-rips-krugman-blind-ideologue-only-bloggers-still-living-m

5 thoughts on “Krugman: ‘Censor Conservative Views on the Debt Ceiling’”

  1. Pingback: Lib economist Paul Krugman uses 9-11 to level his highly partisan comments. Shame on you, Mr. Krugman « Pesky Emotional Republican

  2. Again, a lot of ranting and hatred, but virtually none of it is responsive to anything I wrote. If you want to eviscerate government programs and not raise taxes, you have the win enough elections to make that a possibility, and you have to do it through the budgetary process. Using the debt ceiling to try to get around both and to blackmail the majority of both the American public and their elected representatives is completely inappropriate, but even if one is twisted enough to disagree on that point, it’s still the case that those taking the hostage and attempting the blackmail, and not those who are victimized by this behavior, are the ones responsible for this situation. You don’t have to like that fact, but it is a fact, one there’s simply no logical way around.

    Krugman’s representation of the press coverage in this matter is accurate. He quotes an example in his second piece, referenced here:
    http://lefthooktheblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/more-on-phony-balance-phony-study-phony.html
    Immediately after Krugman started writing about this, the New York Times offered up another:
    http://jerrylanson.wordpress.com/2011/07/30/why-traditional-u-s-news-reporting-is-fast-becoming-irrelevant/
    Krugman had made an oblique reference to the Times’ Tom Friedman doing the same:
    http://www.fair.org/blog/2011/07/27/friedmans-dream-if-only-we-had-a-president-like-obama/
    CNN: the same story:
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2011/07/not_leveling_with_viewers.php?ref=fpblg
    ABC’s This Week:
    http://www.fair.org/blog/2011/07/26/abcs-drivel-about-partisan-rancor/
    And so on.

    Your title for your post above is a blatant lie. Krugman neither said what you quote him as saying, nor does he say anything that could even remotely be construed as same. Newsbusters simply made that up, and you’re simply parroting it like a robot. Robots aren’t very good at critical thinking–they prefer to do thinks like dismiss those blog posts I referenced, which make a substantive argument, without ever addressing that argument. They’re “liberal,” and you don’t feel the need to refute them or even address them any further than to hang that label on them. Not terribly impressive, I’m afraid.

    1. classicliberal2,
      Trying to bolster your viewpoint with more liberal tripe ain’t cutting it. We won the House in November, if you recall, which is enough to throw a monkey wrench into the massive liberal spending plans. They can’t shove it through like they did when they had total control. Krugman is a joke. He’s not beneath concocting stories to prop up his support for ObamaCare.
      Here:
      http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeff-poor/2008/04/15/krugman-comes-clean-after-recycling-story-his-own-paper-debunked
      He’s been debunked and dissected.
      Here:
      http://www.bearishnews.com/post/1805
      His Keynesian ideas on economics are an epic fail.
      Here:
      http://biggovernment.com/lmeyers/2011/06/04/krugmans-mistake/
      and Here:
      http://dailycaller.com/2011/07/12/krugman-i-didnt-mean-that-stimulus/

      “Krugman has spent his entire professional life in academia and liberal journalism, I doubt he has ever had a true private sector job in his life. If he had, he would understand that the theory of stimulus spending doesn’t work (and it hasn’t worked anywhere its been tried in the world). The theory is deeply flawed….”

      Here:
      http://biggovernment.com/carps/2011/07/28/does-america-defaulting-on-its-debt-mean-well-need-a-bailout-like-greece/
      Here:
      http://www.mrc.org/press/releases/2010/20100824095220.aspx
      Speaking of parrots….Thomas Friedman. Another leftwingnut. Try again. The New York Times? Please. Not very objective. All of them are Obama sycophants.
      Which makes them all the more easy to dismiss.
      The grassroots Tea Party was created and gained momentum for a reason; the American people are fed up with the government waste of our money and the abysmal debt.
      This country is in serious economic trouble thanks to out of control spending, borrowing, and debt, and all the Left can do is scream for more taxes and spending. The Dems hold up the elderly, social security and medicare as scare tactics.
      There’s a pattern there:
      http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2011/07/13/another-obama-health-care-lie-debunked-like-the-time-he-used-his-mother-as-a-prop/
      There’s one indisputable fact that blows the Left’s rants to smithereens: http://www.usdebtclock.org/ The numbers just keep growing.
      To ignore the debt crisis and justify the continuous irresponsible destruction of our economy takes a pretty sophisticated set of cerebral blinders, or a liberal dunce, if you will. I suggest you actually read the numbers and get a grip on the fact that the economy is careening out of control and needs to be responsibly managed.
      A lie? Keep thinking that sweetpea. Krugman would love to censor the opposition from the GOP and the American people they way he did on his blog.
      When it comes to rants, no one does it like the Left:
      Here:
      http://www.conservativeedge.com/Check-out-this-left-wing-hate-speech/
      Here:
      http://michellemalkin.com/2011/01/20/lib-radio-talker-attacks-gop-lt-gov-of-wi-she-performed-fellatio-on-all-the-talk-show-hosts-in-milwaukee-and-pulled-a-train/
      Here:
      http://michellemalkin.com/2011/01/10/the-progressive-climate-of-hate-an-illustrated-primer-2000-2010/

      The Left: All sound and fury signifying dick.
      Quit spouting Krugman’s idiocy. It makes you look even more foolish.
      SFC MAC

  3. That certainly is some ugly ranting, but it sort of falls apart when you actually read what Krugman wrote, which was not, in fact, an attack on press fairness or a call to censor conservative views. Krugman’s complaint was that press reports that pretend as though “partisan rancor” on both sides is responsible for the current “crisis” are a complete misrepresentation of reality. The point is inarguable–the situation is the responsibility of the Republicans. They aren’t a little responsible; they aren’t partially responsible; they aren’t even mostly responsible–they are 100% responsible for it. Raising the debt ceiling is a routine house-keeping measure for government, but failing to raise it can result in a catastrophic default. For this reason, Republicans have taken it hostage, and are demanding cuts they could never get via the regular budget process. That, alone, makes them entirely responsible for this. They could end this “crisis” in, quite literally, a matter of minutes.

    The Krugman thing (and the MRC’s phony “study”) is dismembered here:
    http://lefthooktheblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/phony-balance-phony-study-phony-crisis.html
    And here:
    http://lefthooktheblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/more-on-phony-balance-phony-study-phony.html

    1. classicliberal2,
      Your argument fell apart as soon as you justified Krugman’s rant as if he were giving an accurate representation of the media. When it comes to partisan rancor, the Dems vented their spleens not just at Republicans, but at American citizens who objected to the creation of ObamaCare. They held democracy hostage and rammed that unconstitutional piece of garbage through the legislature.
      We are subjected to some of the most vile, despicable hate speech on the part of Dem politicians and leftwing media nuts I’ve ever seen. Including Krugman, who doesn’t like his Keynesian economics questioned and engages in some pretty nasty rhetoric himself:
      Here: http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/08/paul_krugman_gives_up_1.html
      and Here:
      http://www.wakalix.com/wp/2009/12/paul-krugman-crazy-lunatic-irrational-extremist/
      Your lame attempt to lay the blame for this situation solely on Republicans is fatuous and indicatve of an intellectually bankrupt individual.
      Try “dismembering” the MRC with a more credible source other than a leftwing site.
      The fact of the matter is, the Republicans came up with a sensible Cut, Cap, and Balance Plan, which the Dems promptly rejected because it calls for reigning in the out-of-control discretionary spending, with a debt ceiling increase after a balanced budget amendment.
      Here: http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2011/07/24/to-dick-durbin-we-know-who-broke-it-and-who-owns-it/

      The Dems controlled both the Congress and Senate for almost five years. The failed economic legacy largely belongs to them.
      Here: http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2010/12/13/the-economic-legacy-of-the-dems/

      Obama owns the trainwreck.
      Here: http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/a-timeline-of-obamas-fiscal-trainwreck-so-far/

      We want fiscal responsibility for a change, not out-of-control tax and spend orgies to pay for Obama’s socialist pet projects. Undeterred by his own disastrous fuckups, THE ONE still insists on raising the debt ceiling, which would only give him the opportunity to spend more money we don’t have. If the debt isn’t reduced, we are in serious danger of losing our AAA rating. The debt stands at over $14 trillion and counting. It’s predicted to reach over $19 trillion by 2015. It might get there before Obama is kicked out of office. The government ran up this debt; we the people did not. Corrupt politicians ram through wasteful pork barrel spending without our consent and then dig into our pockets so as not to ‘shrink the government’.
      Here: http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2011/06/29/the-shovel-readiness-of-obamanomics/

      For their malicious refusal to accept a sensible solution and continued stalemate against fixing our economy, the Dems are entirely responsible.

      More reading for your enjoyment:
      http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/the-obama-regimes-audacity-of-indifference/
      http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/neil-cavuto-tea-party-didnt-cause-the-debt-crisis-try-the-politicians/

      Cheers,
      SFC MAC

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