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Krugman and the 2000 Election

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 12:00 am

Paul Krugman recently claimed:

Two different news media consortiums reviewed Florida’s ballots; both found that a full manual recount would have given the election to Mr. Gore.

Evan Coyne Maloney said Krugman lied; Mickey Kaus said “not so fast!”.

For my money, the best posts I have seen on the issue come from the “Morons” folder of my Bloglines account, where I saw two excellent posts on the topic from crazy old Richard Bennett, here and here. Bottom line: Krugman was not honest, but it’s not as simple as you think. Basically Gore screwed himself by trying to get too cute.

One Response to “Krugman and the 2000 Election”

  1. Krugman looked like the scared rabbit that he is when he was across from O’Reilly on whatever show that was ( Matthews? ). When O’Reilly gave Krugman a factual broadside about something the Times had done, Krugman told O’Reilly “You’d better watch that.” What wordsmanship from a New York Times hatchetman! I’m sure O’Reilly was shaking in his boots as this nerdish little geek told him to watch it.

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