The Right Reacts to Krugman’s 9/11 Post
Posted on Sep 12, 2011
Conservatives pundits are falling all over themselves in response to Paul Krugman’s pithy and plainspoken blog post on the “occasion for shame” that has become the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
The disgrace is the responsibility of such “fake heroes” as former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and President George W. Bush, darlings of the Republican Party who “[cashed] in on the horror” for personal and political gain and drove the country apart, he writes.
As Krugman has said elsewhere, the truth is often shrill. —ARK
The Huffington Post:
Paul Krugman drew conservative outrage on Sunday when he wrote that the anniversary of 9/11 had become a marker of “shame” for the U.S.
The New York Times columnist wrote a blog post called “The Years of Shame,” in which he said that “what happened after 9/11” was “deeply shameful.” Krugman castigated people like Rudy Giuliani and President Bush as “fake heroes” who exploited the attacks for their own personal, political or military gain. He also said that many in the media had “[lent] their support to the hijacking of the atrocity.”
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Critics of Paul Krugman’s New York Times post “The Years of Shame” have called him a “smug coward” and a “sad and irrelevant little man.”