Monday, November 5, 2012
One of the more curious aspects of this election is the appearance that almost more passion has gone into arguments over who will win than into arguments over who should win. In a New York Times blog yesterday, for instance, Paul Krugman claims that “you’re stupid” if you think this election is even “close.” He went on to rebuke the media for not reporting that Romney had already lost when a little cogitation would easily demonstrate the fact. It was, he argued, “lazy” reporting. He might have added that they were missing a terrific scoop.