Clueless Krugman: ‘Liberals don’t have the same kind of monolithic, oligarch-financed network of media organizations and think tanks as the right’

Posted by on Apr 08, 2014 at 7:39 am
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He’s got a point. Outside of CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, every other major newspaper in the country, George Soros, Tom Steyer, Hollywood, academia across the board and every union under the sun, the left is seemingly without a voice to counter talk radio and Fox News.

Why, they’re virtually powerless to battle the rightwing onslaught that sets the agenda every day. Ironically enough, Paul Krugman labels his screed Asymmetric Stupidity.

One possible answer would be that liberals and conservatives are very different kinds of people — that liberalism goes along with a skeptical, doubting — even self-doubting — frame of mind; “a liberal is someone who won’t take his own side in an argument.”

Another possible answer is that it’s institutional, that liberals don’t have the same kind of monolithic, oligarch-financed network of media organizations and think tanks as the right.

Whatever it is, I think it’s important: people are people, but politics doesn’t seem to have the same stupiditizing effect on left and right.

Stupiditizing? Is that what happens when you read Krugman?

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9 Responses to “Clueless Krugman: ‘Liberals don’t have the same kind of monolithic, oligarch-financed network of media organizations and think tanks as the right’”

  1. Civenti Tu Vergens on 8/08/14 at 10:04 am

    In short, Paul Krugman thinks more people should read Paul Krugman. And yes, that is very stupid!

  2. Neo on 8/08/14 at 10:26 am

    One possible answer would be that liberals and conservatives are very different kinds of people — that liberalism goes along with a skeptical, doubting — even self-doubting — frame of mind; “a liberal is someone who won’t take his own side in an argument.”

    He did say “skeptical”

    It must be extremely painful for liberals to take the mantle of AGW, knowing that conservatives are the “skeptics”.

    Perhaps, they feel they are “skeptical skeptics”

  3. resist we much on 8/08/14 at 10:41 am

    The fact that the left still believes a word that comes out of this disingenuous scumbag’s mouth disproves his entire premise. The single most defining characteristic of the left is that they are not skeptical about anything they believe.

  4. GrassMudHorsey on 8/08/14 at 10:45 am

    ” liberalism goes along with a skeptical, doubting — even self-doubting — frame of mind; “a liberal is someone who won’t take his own side in an argument.”

    That is correct- a liberal won’t take his own side in an argument because it would be too much work to think through a cogent rationale for believing something- in truth, a standard liberal is too lazy to even craft an argument.

    Instead, a liberal merely memorizes whatever talking points are on offer from various outlets like the huff post, msnbc, etc.

    Much simpler.

  5. Epobirs on 8/08/14 at 12:17 pm

    There is a pathology among leftists that compels them to accuse others of what they know themselves to be guilty of actually doing.

  6. Steve S. on 8/08/14 at 1:09 pm

    The good Professor Krugman is absolutely correct: liberals will not take their side in an argument.

    But that’s because there is no “there” there in their argument. They have no side. That’s why they are reduced to ad hominem attacks, race-baiting demagoguery, and calls for the silencing of their opponents. From his writings, especially since the Giffords shooting, it is apparent that Dr. Krugman nods approvingly at the suppression free thought by his acolytes.

  7. Steve S. on 8/08/14 at 1:15 pm

    By the way, in your opening list of leftist organizations you left off the Washington D.C. bureaucracy. These are the folks who write and enact the regulations that we groan under, and which are used to advance the leftist causes. Look at the voting patterns of the D.C. residents over the past 40 years: hard-left, wa-a-a-ay beyond even California and Massachusetts.

  8. Stick on 8/08/14 at 1:18 pm

    I no longer care what Krugman has to say about anything. You do realize that he fabricated and led the NYC Crucifixion of Sarah Palin to preserve the ‘self made woman’ plausibility of Hillary? He is a very twisted individual. I doubt even his cats like him.