9/16/2011

Krugman caught misstating things yet again

From Human Events:

The New York Times fully endorses Paul Krugman’s disgusting 9/11 column, since they haven’t fired him for writing it. A great number of their readers did not endorse it, so Krugman spent a few days hiding under his desk, with comments for both his initial screed and a subsequent expansion of his tinfoil-hat ravings turned off. Today he crawled back out to pen a little screed about how Republicans want everyone to be “free to die.”

What got Krugman thinking about this important subject was an exchange during the GOP presidential debate in Tampa:

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked Representative Ron Paul what we should do if a 30-year-old man who chose not to purchase health insurance suddenly found himself in need of six months of intensive care. Mr. Paul replied, “That’s what freedom is all about — taking your own risks.” Mr. Blitzer pressed him again, asking whether “society should just let him die.”

And the crowd erupted with cheers and shouts of “Yeah!”


Never forget that Paul Krugman is a liar, in addition to being a coward. The crowd did not “erupt with cheers and shouts of yeah!” when Wolf Blitzer said that. One or two people threw out a rowdy “Yeah!” It’s hard to tell if it’s the same person shouting it twice, so let’s just be charitable to the New York Times’ pet propagandist and say two.

Ron Paul’s answer to Wolf Blitzer’s question, transcribed precisely, was “No.”

What made the crowd erupt in cheers was Paul saying, “That’s what freedom is about: taking your own risk.” . . .


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3 Comments:

Blogger John A said...

Yeah!

9/16/2011 8:40 PM  
Blogger Paul Gordon said...

"Mr. Blitzer pressed him again, asking whether “society should just let him die.”
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"And the crowd erupted with cheers and shouts of “Yeah!”"
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"Ron Paul’s answer to Wolf Blitzer’s question, transcribed precisely, was “No.”"

Not quite so "precisely".
There appears to be something left out.

From the transcript (verified by watching the copy I still have of the debate)...

(APPLAUSE)

BLITZER: But Congressman, are you saying that society should just let
him die?

PAUL: No. I practiced medicine before we had Medicaid, in the early 1960s, when I got out of medical school. I practiced at Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio, and the churches took care of them. We never turned anybody away from the hospitals. (Emphasis mine).

(APPLAUSE)

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9/16/2011 9:48 PM  
Blogger Cory said...

As a perfect side note to this that I wish Ron Paul would have answered in this way: "When you have liberty and you are allowed to take risks without the government nanny-state sapping the super-majority of your time and resources in taxes and wealth-redistribution, you will have much more of charity and volunteerism. Even though that man chose to risk and may die because of it, you may have people and establishments that will step up to the plate because it is in their best interests to do so and the government got the heck out of the way."

9/16/2011 9:51 PM  

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