And the MRC award for the Quote of the Year goes to …

posted at 6:55 pm on December 19, 2011 by Tina Korbe

The New York Times’ one-and-only Paul Krugman.

The Media Research Center today released its official list of the “Notable Quotables” of 2011 — and Paul Krugman took the top spot. What garnered him the great honor of “Quote of the Year”? This glittering gem, from Krugman’s NYTimes.com blog on the morning of Sept. 11, 2011:

The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it.

It’s that quote that’s a cause for shame, Mr. Krugman. To suggest that the subsequent actions of the U.S. government could ever alter the meaning of the deadliest unprovoked attack on U.S. soil is, in essence, to suggest we retroactively deserved the treatment we received from hateful terrorists. I’ll have no part of that reinterpretation of the defining event of the last decade, thank you very much.

It took a quote that astoundingly arrogant and demeaning to defeat this wonder from Esquire’s Steven Marche in the August 2011 issue of the magazine (a quote that provoked me at the time, too!):

“Can we just enjoy Obama for a moment? Before the policy choices have to be weighed and the hard decisions have to be made, can we just take a month or two to contemplate him the way we might contemplate a painting by Vermeer or a guitar lick by the early-seventies Rolling Stones or a Peyton Manning pass or any other astounding, ecstatic human achievement?”

With his claim that Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan would “kill people, no doubt,” Krugman captured another award, as well: “The Grim Reaper Award for Saying Conservatives Want You to Die.”

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd won “The Poison Teapot Award for Smearing the Anti-Obama Rabble” with this dead-on analysis:

Tea Party budget-slashers….were like cannibals, eating their own party and leaders alive. They were like vampires, draining the country’s reputation, credit rating and compassion. They were like zombies, relentlessly and mindlessly coming back again and again to assault their unnerved victims, Boehner and President Obama. They were like the metallic beasts in Alien flashing mouths of teeth inside other mouths of teeth, bursting out of Boehner’s stomach every time he came to a bouquet of microphones.

The most apt award went to Chris Matthews. The Hardball host snagged the “Refusing to Acknowledge the Obvious Award for Denying Liberal Media Bias” with this matter-of-fact little claim: “Hardball is absolutely non-partisan.”

And the list goes on (worth perusing in its entirety) …


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Yes Krugman, you and your ilk have irrevocably poisoned this country. You and your Stalin loving friends must be so proud.

Flange on December 19, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Isn’t he that Batman villian? Tool-man?

Oil Can on December 19, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Krugman’s remarks a few hours after the Tuscon shootings while the bodies were still warm were just as bad. He is an evil man.

blerch on December 19, 2011 at 7:02 PM

And the MRC award for the Quote of the Year goes to ……………..
……………JackAss/Extraordinaire Leaning/Forward…

…Paul ScruffyKrugmanLeftyOperative!

canopfor on December 19, 2011 at 7:02 PM

**spits on sidewalk and kicks the puppy checking it out**

Limerick on December 19, 2011 at 7:02 PM

He deserves another Noble Prize

Kini on December 19, 2011 at 7:03 PM

What a POS!
Biggest POS award!

KOOLAID2 on December 19, 2011 at 7:03 PM

I doubt the libs will be celebrating their “awards” at the local watering hole this evening.

As for Krugman. He’s an idiot in search of a village.

GarandFan on December 19, 2011 at 7:04 PM

Krugman’s face has all the expression of Captain Christopher Pike’s in “The Cage” episodes from Star Trek.

vityas on December 19, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Teh krugman is a laughingstock, with reams and reams of failed predictions and policy prescriptions that end with precisely the opposite effects his shriveled little mind expected. Him, T. Friedman and that midget Robert Reich are all the intellectual equivalents of Tokyo karaoke night….

MTLassen on December 19, 2011 at 7:06 PM

The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it.

because taliban are not our enemy and TEA partiers are terrorists

burrata on December 19, 2011 at 7:07 PM

Are you sure it wasn’t when Krugman said,

“We represent the Lollipop Guild”?

trubble on December 19, 2011 at 7:08 PM

“Can we just enjoy Obama for a moment?

Before the policy choices have to be weighed and the hard decisions have to be made, can we just take a month or two to contemplate him the way we might contemplate a painting by Vermeer or a guitar lick by the early-seventies Rolling Stones or a Peyton Manning pass or any other astounding, ecstatic human achievement?”
==================================================================

Chrissy,aka “Tingles” is That You!(sarc).

canopfor on December 19, 2011 at 7:09 PM

My philosophy professor said basically the same thing…a week after the buildings fell. It’s our fault, he surmised. He said “stay in school, or else you’ll be drafted for our unjust response to the U.S. provoked attack.” That’s academia for ya.

Okay, now let’s all take a moment to enjoy the ecstatic human achievements of the SCoaMF.

DHChron on December 19, 2011 at 7:09 PM

It’s that quote that’s a cause for shame, Mr. Krugman. To suggest that the subsequent actions of the U.S. government could ever alter the meaning of the deadliest unprovoked attack on U.S. soil is, in essence, to suggest we retroactively deserved the treatment we received from hateful terrorists.

Tina, what? How the hell did you get that from the quote? He is saying that the actions after 9/11 will forever be associated with that date and that whenever anyone thinks of 9/11 where we truly were a victim, they will associate with that day the endless wars and “torture” and removal of rights through things like the patriot act, etc. I’d have to be pretty high to get what you got out of the quote.

thphilli on December 19, 2011 at 7:09 PM

O/T,Hopey/Changey Environmental Wacko Alert!
=============================================

13,000 gallon spill of oil, drill fluid at Shell’s Appomattox drill site in Gulf of Mexico, Shell confirms leak isolated & stopped – @CNBC
38 Mins.ago
============

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on December 19, 2011 at 7:11 PM

I swear to god Krugman has fifteen day old flakes of pasta, dried tomato sauce and crusty remains of weeks old peanut butter in that beard.

rickyricardo on December 19, 2011 at 7:12 PM

I’d have to be pretty high to get what you got out of the quote.

thphilli on December 19, 2011 at 7:09 PM

A person would have to be high to understand what you just wrote.

hawkdriver on December 19, 2011 at 7:13 PM

A person would have to be high to understand what you just wrote.

hawkdriver on December 19, 2011 at 7:13 PM

Can you read his quote and understand the meaning of words? He is saying that the “shameful” things we did in response to 9/11 will forever sully the memory of that day. He is not saying that cause of the response we somehow deserved it (Seriously Tina that is a retarded leap of logic).

thphilli on December 19, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Quoting the “Krug” might get you laid at an “Occupy” pigsty.

…no, really, ask me how I really feel about that hack!

IslandLibertarian on December 19, 2011 at 7:16 PM

Krugman’s remarks a few hours after the Tuscon shootings while the bodies were still warm were just as bad. He is an evil man.

blerch on December 19, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Very true – then he and his cohorts on the left attacked Palin for defending herself…”what about the victims?!?!” they cried in outrage. Uhhhhhhhm, y’all politicized the tragedy as usual…what about the victims indeed you evil dirtbags. Go f’ing advise Enron or something.

DHChron on December 19, 2011 at 7:16 PM

The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it.
=========================================================

Progressive Loony-tic speak!

canopfor on December 19, 2011 at 7:17 PM

so who cares what this freak says? he is nuttier than squirrel turds and will end up on the ash heap of history with the rest of the lefty loons.

deimos on December 19, 2011 at 7:18 PM

i remember that horrid krugman piece… krugman is lower than a piece of slime.

Sachiko on December 19, 2011 at 7:18 PM

Mephistopheles smiles.

Schadenfreude on December 19, 2011 at 7:19 PM

If he had red hair he’d be Charles Dance incarnate..

http://application.denofgeek.com/images/m/englishpsychopathsinmovies/005_Benedict_LAH.jpg

celt on December 19, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Can you read his quote and understand the meaning of words? He is saying that the “shameful” things we did in response to 9/11 will forever sully the memory of that day. He is not saying that cause of the response we somehow deserved it (Seriously Tina that is a retarded leap of logic).

thphilli on December 19, 2011 at 7:15 PM

That’s not how I read that. Although, Krudman is channeling Ron Paul though.

Kini on December 19, 2011 at 7:21 PM

What a troll. This is all he is after. To be recognize him, is to well, to-recognize him.

Sparty on December 19, 2011 at 7:24 PM

He is saying that the “shameful” things we did in response to 9/11 will forever sully the memory of that day.

thphilli on December 19, 2011 at 7:15 PM

thphilli:First off,HawkDriver was in the Afghan Theatre,who’s
job,was to take it to the Tall ee Bon JihadyNutJobs!

And,what”SHAMEFUL THINGS”did the States do?!

Even,if the USA NUKED THE ENTIRE REGION,to me,
that would still not be SHAMEFUL,”Just Desserts”
me thinks!

And,don’t use Tina Korbe,and “Retarded”,in the same
sentence!!

canopfor on December 19, 2011 at 7:24 PM

He is not saying that cause of the response we somehow deserved it (Seriously Tina that is a retarded leap of logic).

thphilli on December 19, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Please don’t use that word, it offends me and I’m outrageously outraged! Of course I’m speaking of the word “logic”, which you can’t grasp. Krugman is in the “911 was our fault” crowd…I read the entire post. He cowardly disabled comments, not wanting real Americans to have their say.

DHChron on December 19, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Tea Party budget-slashers….were like cannibals, eating their own party and leaders alive. They were like vampires, draining the country’s reputation, credit rating and compassion. They were like zombies, relentlessly and mindlessly coming back again and again to assault their unnerved victims, Boehner and President Obama. They were like the metallic beasts in Alien flashing mouths of teeth inside other mouths of teeth, bursting out of Boehner’s stomach every time he came to a bouquet of microphones.

Cheez & Crackers, Maureen! Over-the-top much? Maybe time to switch to decaf…and get a Purple Prose Detector aka an EDITOR to take a blue pencil to to your most arch and inane flights of fancy.

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on December 19, 2011 at 7:25 PM

That’s not how I read that. Although, Krudman is channeling Ron Paul though.

Kini on December 19, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Kini:Aloha K,Ron Paul Clone……tee-hee…awesome:)

canopfor on December 19, 2011 at 7:26 PM

Paul Krugman is a biased jackass who would make up words to sell his own mother out.

D.Mockracy on December 19, 2011 at 7:28 PM

O/T,

12/19/11: White House Press Briefing
5 Mins.ago

http://www.breakingnews.com/
=================================

12/19/11: White House Press Briefing
Video(57:39)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RYPW_TLefk

canopfor on December 19, 2011 at 7:31 PM

He’s in mourning today for his mentor, Kim Jung Il. Give him a break.

they lie on December 19, 2011 at 7:34 PM

**spits on sidewalk and kicks the puppy checking it out**

Limerick on December 19, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Limerick:Lol!:)

canopfor on December 19, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Flat out buffoon. NYT is a joke.

Hummer53 on December 19, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Paul who?

powerpickle on December 19, 2011 at 7:37 PM

these are gems I tell ya…
————————
putz the lot of them…

cmsinaz on December 19, 2011 at 7:37 PM

After we bask in the accomplishments of the One who would become SCoaMF, could we all have a moment of silence for the great leader that was Kim Jong Il…he was awesome in Team America!

DHChron on December 19, 2011 at 7:38 PM

I think it was Mark Twain who said,
“If you don’t read the Newspaper you are Uninformed..
But if you do read the Newspaper you are Misinformed!”

jaydee_007 on December 19, 2011 at 7:38 PM

canopfor on December 19, 2011 at 7:31 PM

can not click on linky

i’m sure it’s all bash those evil gop….

cmsinaz on December 19, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Krugman is a card-carrying member of the “credentialed elite.” Just keep that in mind next time someone suggests to you that a list of awards and diplomas on a resume makes one a wise or capable person.

Cicero43 on December 19, 2011 at 7:38 PM

This guy was beat up as a kid….

Static21 on December 19, 2011 at 7:38 PM

BTW, did Maureen Dowd ever find anyone dumb enough to date her?

Cicero43 on December 19, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Krugs is such an idiot! It’s hard to believe that he received a Nobel Prize. Between Krugs and Obama, the Nobel has become a joke.

JayVee on December 19, 2011 at 7:44 PM

BTW, did Maureen Dowd ever find anyone dumb enough to date her?

Cicero43 on December 19, 2011 at 7:40 PM

She’s a regular on Gingerboners.com – an actual site! (though I won’t provide the link)

DHChron on December 19, 2011 at 7:45 PM

My QOTY award goes to Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO)

“This deal is a sugar-coated satan sandwich. If you lift the bun, you will not like what you see.”

vamoose on December 19, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Some people just remind me that you can fix ignorance. Stupid has no bounds.

carpeliberty on December 19, 2011 at 7:55 PM

I’d like to submit a new icon of idiocy

Henry Blodgett of Business Insider, who said:

“After the experience of the past five years, it certainly seems like John Maynard Keynes was right, doesn’t it? It seems hard to conclude anything else.”

Read more: http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-12-17/news/30528047_1_keynesians-government-spending-tax-revenue#ixzz1h22q2RRc

The context in which Henry Blodgett asserts such breathtaking idiocy is here in graphic and shocking detail:

Total Money Supply

http://alasdairmacleod.blogspot.com/

mountainaires on December 19, 2011 at 7:58 PM

awesome:)

canopfor on December 19, 2011 at 7:26 PM

Winks!

Kini on December 19, 2011 at 8:07 PM

The New York Times’ one-and-only Paul Krugman.

Seriously….everytime I see that picture, I throw up a little. Could you guys replace it with something less repulsive?

(maybe a pile of dog crap)

Tim_CA on December 19, 2011 at 8:16 PM

Krugman’s face has all the expression of Captain Christopher Pike’s in “The Cage” episodes from Star Trek.

vityas on December 19, 2011 at 7:05 PM

That has got to be one of the funniest thing I’ve read on HA/HG…4yrs running.

I am such an amateur.

RavingLunatic on December 19, 2011 at 8:20 PM

Krugs is such an idiot! It’s hard to believe that he received a Nobel Prize. Between Krugs and Obama, the Nobel has become a joke.

JayVee on December 19, 2011 at 7:44 PM

The “Kids Soccer” version of literary awards…..”Everyone Gets a Trophy”

Tim_CA on December 19, 2011 at 8:21 PM

With Krugmam . . . words fail . . . his at any time . . . mine in attempting to respond to his . . . anyone’s in trying to explain his . . . just, FAIL!

rebuzz on December 19, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Time Magazine POY award and this sleaze’s MRC award: like two diarrhea-smeared pieces of toilet paper drying in the Winter sun.

The War Planner on December 19, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Not sure why anybody respects Krugman for anything he says. His columns are a continuing series of errors. Replace every word he writes with its antonym and you’ll find unalloyed truth.

TXGOP on December 19, 2011 at 9:36 PM

It’s that quote that’s a cause for shame, Mr. Krugman. To suggest that the subsequent actions of the U.S. government could ever alter the meaning of the deadliest unprovoked attack on U.S. soil is, in essence, to suggest we retroactively deserved the treatment we received from hateful terrorists.

Tina, what? How the hell did you get that from the quote? He is saying that the actions after 9/11 will forever be associated with that date and that whenever anyone thinks of 9/11 where we truly were a victim, they will associate with that day the endless wars and “torture” and removal of rights through things like the patriot act, etc. I’d have to be pretty high to get what you got out of the quote.

thphilli on December 19, 2011 at 7:09 PM

Too Much Egg Nog?

Anyone wanna go pick Philli up?

Del Dolemonte on December 19, 2011 at 9:48 PM

The Krugman quote was one of the few cogent observations published in the mass circle-jerk that was the tenth 9/11 anniversary. The glee with which certain political factions transformed it from a national tragedy (and wake-up) into a cudgel with which to smash opposing political thought constitutional liberties and America’s reputation as a moral leader was breathtaking.

MoDo was just being Modo. And Chris — no more absurd than Fox News’s “we report, you decide.”

urban elitist on December 19, 2011 at 10:00 PM

Krugman is nothing more than a partisan hack. The cause for national shame are people like Krugman and his ilk that hate their country.

ghostwriter on December 19, 2011 at 10:23 PM

Paul Krugman is to opinion journalism as Lady Gaga is to real music.

There should be a ‘Gypsy Rose Lee’ Award. You win it, not because you made a great achievement in your field, but because you garnered the year’s greatest amount of press for simply showing your ass in public.

Krugman is my nominee for the first annual presentation of the ‘Gypsy Rose Lee’ Award.

(And after a few drinks, which he is obviously prone to, Krugman himself would probably admit that he’s pretty devoid of talent or intellect, so he just goes for the cheap shock value crap. And he’d gladly, grandly, arrogantly, and publicly accept such an award…because it’d get his little name in the papers. …In vino, Veritas)

a5minmajor on December 19, 2011 at 10:27 PM

And after a few drinks, which he is obviously prone to, Krugman himself would probably admit that he’s pretty devoid of talent or intellect, so he just goes for the cheap shock value crap.

At one point, he was actually a pretty good economist–he deserved his Clark Medal on the merits. However, he let his politics get the better of him in the worst way possible. Since the 2000 election, he’s become absolutely insufferable, dogmatic, and intellectually dishonest.

ghostwriter on December 19, 2011 at 10:33 PM

Can there be any doubt that some people are descended from rats?

Speakup on December 19, 2011 at 10:44 PM

It’s funny because Krugman also won my annual “Douche-Bag of the Year” award.

St Gaudens on December 19, 2011 at 11:02 PM

Why do you think Hobbiton kicked him out of town? This is one halfling that not even the Sackville-Bagginses want anything to do with.

RRR4VR on December 20, 2011 at 12:50 AM

Bill Maher (52 points)

“Because we don’t have government health care, that’s one reason why a crazy person gets a gun because, you know what, it’s hard for a crazy person to get a job, so therefore it’s hard for them to get health care.”

Logic.

Axe on December 20, 2011 at 1:55 AM

Bob Schieffer (31 points)

“You also said at one point that you might want to back that [border] fence up with a moat and fill it with alligators. Was that a joke, too?”

… [self-censored].

Axe on December 20, 2011 at 2:07 AM

Krugman, No.1 with a bullet.

rayra on December 20, 2011 at 3:17 AM

I think it was Mark Twain who said,
“If you don’t read the Newspaper you are Uninformed..
But if you do read the Newspaper you are Misinformed!”

jaydee_007 on December 19, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Can you imagine what he’d have to say about TV network news? The mind reels.

swinia sutki on December 20, 2011 at 5:58 AM

The only idiots who admit to reading Krugman are those that wish to make others believe they read the NYT. There’s no other expanation for Krugman still getting a paycheck. In fact, the same could be said of Dowd and Brooks.

Thomas More on December 20, 2011 at 6:43 AM

Tea Party budget-slashers…insert rest of hysterical rant here

It sure does take a lot of words to convey the idea of weighing candidates and voting for the one that best represents you. The American system of government.

At least to a dumb@$$ NY Times reading audience.

MNHawk on December 20, 2011 at 10:01 AM

The Krugman quote was one of the few cogent observations published in the mass circle-jerk that was the tenth 9/11 anniversary. The glee with which certain political factions transformed it from a national tragedy (and wake-up) into a cudgel with which to smash opposing political thought constitutional liberties and America’s reputation as a moral leader was breathtaking.

urban elitist on December 19, 2011 at 10:00 PM

Wow sparky…I mistakenly thought you might be one of our few liberal posters with a little something on the ball.

I’m sorry that you feel somehow guilty for being born in the most free Nation on the planet. I sure don’t. I feel both blessed and extremely lucky.

I’m sorry that in your crippled mind – our culture is the most wicked – and that all other cultures and beleifs – particularly those of the enemies of freedom and democracy – are superior. I don’t beleive that for a second.

But hey….good luck with it….it seems to have made Krugman a hero of the low-rent, anti-conservative, unwashed, OWS types – maybe it’ll work for you too.

Tim_CA on December 20, 2011 at 11:29 AM

“The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it.”

What shame is that, Pippin? Or are you Merry? Can’t tell you hobbits apart. Is it the same shame which Bruce Wayne is supposed to feel when being warned by Catwoman about living large while leaving so little for the rest of the people? That is the whining argument of a small mind with no vision.

An award-winning economist, who can’t grasp the idea that someone like Bill Gates is eventually the most generous type of person in the world. That Sam Walton caused tens of thousands of other people to have money, security, and possessions, not just himself. The Producers of the world bring many people along with them on the road of prosperity while enacting their vision. The Looters of the world have no vision beyond wanting to grab from that prosperity, without doing anything to earn it, expecting the Producer to feel guilty at the same time, as though nothing more than cosmic luck allowed them to succeed.

Atlas is getting cramps in both shoulders…

RRR4VR on December 20, 2011 at 12:59 PM

Must not take much to become an award winning economist. I cannot recall one word/idea from Krugman that I could accept. His intellectual dishonesty is total. Wouldn’t trust him to make change.

StevC on December 20, 2011 at 2:12 PM