Paul Krugman on The Washington Post’s Firing of Columnist Dan Froomkin

Paul Krugman, theorizing why the Post would fire a popular columnist:

Thus we still live in an era in which you have to have been wrong to be respectable. You’re not considered serious about national security unless you were for invading Iraq; you’re not considered a serious political analyst unless you spent the last 3 years of the Bush administration predicting a Republican comeback; you’re not considered a serious economic analyst unless you dismissed the idea that the Bush Boom, such as it was, rested on a housing bubble.

The Post’s loss will be someone else’s gain. Froomkin is a great — and popular — columnist.

Friday, 19 June 2009