A lot of good stuff has been written in the last few days, disputing the idiocy that Sarah Palin, conservatives or “rhetoric” were responsible for the mass murder in Tucson, but James Taranto nails it like few others. Paul Krugman should apologize and resign.
Posted by Karol at 11:26 PM
By god, yes! Krugman should be forced to leave his job of writing an opinion column since he wrote an opinion with which you disagree.
How dare he think that an opinion column is a place for him to write his opinion!?
That sounds suspiciously like “eliminationist rhetoric” to me.
His opinion is incorrect.
Opinion columnists and op/ed writers are allowed to have incorrect/stupid/whacko opinions without getting fired. That’s what distinguishes their jobs from those of news reporters.
This one blamed a mass murder on conservatives.
If having an incorrect or stupid or douchebaggy opinion on a topic meant that the opinion-holder had to resign his or her job, then Limbaugh, Beck, Savage, Coulter and the rest would have been panhandling on streetcorners years ago—-but that’s not the way we do things here.
If it pisses you off so much, don’t read the Times.
True, but I will give him the benefit of the doubt. People can change once they realize the mistakes they’ve made.