This is rich. No, maybe it’s poor; I just don’t know anymore. Paul Krugman has an opinion piece in the New York Times today where he claims the Occupy Wall Street crowd is just trying to get their message heard.
Krugman’s final paragraph reads as follows:
So who’s really being un-American here? Not the protesters, who are simply trying to get their voices heard. No, the real extremists here are America’s oligarchs, who want to suppress any criticism of the sources of their wealth.
So what did Krugman have to say about the TEA Party protests? Michelle Malkin reminds us.
The man who grabbed every opportunity to mock the Right and the Tea Party as an “insane,” fringe mob inciting violence now whitewashes the nutballs of Occupy Wall Street and explains the reaction of sane, working people to the entitled grievance-mongers stinking up the streets…
Malkin also reminds Krugman he’s married to and collected a salary from the oligarchy. From National Review Online.
In 1999 Paul Krugman was paid $50,000 by Enron as a consultant on its “advisory board,” and that same year he wrote a glowing article about Enron for Fortune magazine. But he would change his tune. After Enron collapsed in 2001, Krugman wrote several columns excoriating the company.
Humph… it was only $50,000…