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June 02, 2005

Danny Okrent of the New York Times Jumps the Shark (Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps?)

Danny Okrent writes:

13 Things I Meant to Write About but Never Did - New York Times: Op-Ed columnist Paul Krugman has the disturbing habit of shaping, slicing and selectively citing numbers in a fashion that pleases his acolytes but leaves him open to substantive assaults.... [S]ome of Krugman's enemies are every bit as ideological (and consequently unfair) as he is. But that doesn't mean that their boss, publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr., shouldn't hold his columnists to higher standards...

May one ask Danny Okrent for an example? He doesn't give one. I was taught in middle school English that the first requirement was to support one's points with examples.

Posted by DeLong at June 2, 2005 12:20 PM