I linked to Iowahawk’s brilliant takedown of Paul Krugman in this morning’s CtBT post, but I want to give it a bit more attention because it is absolutely brilliant. Krugman tried to run out the growing progressive meme that Wisconsin students get a better education because their teachers have full collective bargaining. The problem with that meme is, as Iowahawk proves rather conclusively, it’s simply not true. You have to twist the facts, something Krugman does on a regular basis. Iowahawk is having none of that from the New York Times pet hack this week. Here’s how he begins.

Please pardon this brief departure from my normal folderol, but every so often a member of the chattering class issues a nugget of stupidity so egregious that no amount of mockery will suffice. Particularly when the issuer of said stupidity holds a Nobel Prize.

The beating only gets worse from there — much worse. Krugman may not sit down easily for a couple weeks after a spanking like that.

New bloggers, take instruction. If you want your blog to grow like a ragweed in an endless vat of Miracle Gro, you need to set that post, with that level of writing, wit, and research as the pole star toward which you sail with every single post you write. Will that be difficult? Oh, you betcha, but you didn’t think getting a bazillion hits a day was going to be easy, did you?

CORRECTION: This was, of course Iowahawk’s piece, not Frank’s. That’s what I get for keeping too darned many tabs open.  Speaking of Frank, by the way, this is a lovely piece of work. Thanks to several Twitter friends who noticed my mistake.

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One Response to “If You Notice That Paul Krugman is Hesitant to Sit Down, Here’s Why”

  1. New Class Traitor says:

    A spanking or an "anal fisking"? :-)

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