Krugman: If I’m Quoted Saying Something Really Stupid and It’s Not in the Times Assume It’s Fake

"[I]f you see me quoted as saying something really stupid or outrageous, and it didn’t come from the Times or some other verifiable site, you should probably assume it was a fake."

So marvelously wrote Nobel laureate Paul Krugman at his New York Times blog Wednesday:

I hear that the not-so-good people at National Review are attacking me over something I said on my Google+ page. Except, I don’t have a Google+ page...Apparently some people can’t find enough things to attack in what I actually say, so they’re busy creating fake quotes...So if you see me quoted as saying something really stupid or outrageous, and it didn’t come from the Times or some other verifiable site, you should probably assume it was a fake.


Fair enough. But if you see Krugman quoted as saying something really stupid or outrageous, and it did come from the Times or some other verifiable site, you should probably assume it was real.

Just look at the volume of NewsBusters articles about "really stupid" and "outrageous" things this Nobel laureate has said in recent years. It's all the proof you need.

For those interested in more details about this sordid affair, please see Hot Air's coverage on the subject.

As for Krugman, please keep saying "really stupid" and "outrageous" stuff. It makes our day whenever you do.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.