May 31, 2005

Why did he wait this long?

Daniel Okrent, in his last column as the NYT Ombudsman, launches a couple bombs at the Times Op-Ed Page. Witness:

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. Maureen Dowd was still writing that Alberto R. Gonzales "called the Geneva Conventions 'quaint' " nearly two months after a correction in the news pages noted that Gonzales had specifically applied the term to Geneva provisions about commissary privileges, athletic uniforms and scientific instruments. Before his retirement in January, William Safire vexed me with his chronic assertion of clear links between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein, based on evidence only he seemed to possess.

The entire article is worth reading, as he spills out 13 things he wanted to write about. Each one will make you wonder why he didn't.

Posted by Frinklin at May 31, 2005 09:38 PM

Scroll down to the bottom of this page and work your way up. Interesting little catfight between Krugman and Okrent.

Posted by: PG at June 1, 2005 10:30 AM
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