The Science of Journalism
If I Had My Way
To: Margaret Sullivan - email@example.com
Cc: Paul Krugman - firstname.lastname@example.org
From: Doug Skoglund - email@example.com
Date: 18 May 2014 06:30 am CDT
Subject: 2014012 - A Case of Hypocrisy...
In one feld swoop, Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., has turned the New York Times into a hotbed of hypocrites - especially you, Ms. Sullivan. It's pretty hard to work for an individual like that and then claim innocence when the shit finally hits the fan. You wrote:
Publishers, like owners of baseball teams, get to make these decisions -- and they continually do. When editors and publishers disagree, when the tension gets unbearable, realpolitik prevails: It's the editor who is gone, not the publisher.
Obviously, you know the limits -- and you know where the problem lies, which make you a contributing hypocrite; however, I am more concerned about the hypocrisy of Paul Krugman. I want to reproduce his column of April 20, 2014 in it's entirety.
Chris House replies graciously to my critique of his critique. However, I have some further thoughts here. The crucial question, it seems to me, is what econobloggers -- and in particular, those who happen to be political progressives -- are doing, and what they should be trying to do.
Substitute "publisher" for "loyal readers", "fan club", and "liberal bourgeoisie".
I have been an ardent follower of Paul's for a number of years now, collecting most everything I could get my hands on. I have sent some copies of my posts to the address above as well as participated in his comment section -- and while he has failed to respond I have given him the benefit of the doubt and blamed ignorance for his lack of accomplishment.
That last paragraph says tons to a rabid reader of Paul Krugman. He uses the term, "Very Serious People" to identify the opponents, yet he refuses to identify any opponent by name -- for obvious reasons -- he treasures his position with NYT. Paul Krugman absolutely refuses to elevate the problem to a level where something can be accomplished.
Paul's credibility went down the tubes last week -- as did the credibility of the entire news business, especially, the New York Times.
Journalism's credibility is on the line -- what's it going to be -- just another bunch of hypocrites??
To be continued (I hope)
Doug Skoglund firstname.lastname@example.org
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