Paul Krugman delivers his best Dr. Evil chortle:
OK, I’m an evil person — and my scheming has paid off.
On Friday I started hearing from friends about a fake story making the rounds about my allegedly filing for personal bankruptcy; I even got asked about the story by a reporter from Russian television, who was very embarrassed when I told him it was fake. But I decided not to post anything about it; instead, I wanted to wait and see which right-wing media outlets would fall for the hoax.
Those silly righties! Left unmentioned at Krugman's blog - Breitbart lifted the story from the website of the Boston Globe, a NY Times company. I think it is kind of funny that the Times organization was duped about the bankruptcy of their own columnist, but I guess Krugman does not.
Well, if his message is never trust content from the Times, I'm already sold. As to what the Breitbart people were thinking in relying on the Times, they should have remembered what Reagan nearly said - when it comes to the Times, Mistrust but verify.