After reading Krugman’s repugnant piece on 9/11, I cancelled my subscription to the New York Times this AM.
Normally, I don’t care much about pissing conservatives off, they’ll always find something to be pissed off about anyway, but in this case, yeah, it feels good.
On a day when everyone else was flashing back to 9/11/2001, I was flashing back to the days and months later, when criticism of the Bush administration returned, and the practioners of it became, briefly, Emmanuel Goldsteins. Remember Susan Sontag? Remember the Dixie Chicks? Remember the campaign to “revoke the Oscar” from Michael Moore? There hasn’t been much criticism of the substance of Krugman’s remarks; denying that 9/11 and counterterrorism strategy became “wedge issues” is denying a few years of political history. The criticism is of Krugman for expressing it.