Wednesday, NY Times columnist Paul Krugman announced on Twitter that he’d been hacked. Krugman doesn’t claim to fully understand what happened but according to his security service, someone used his IP to download child porn!

Well, you have to give Krugman points for consistency. By his own admission he doesn’t really understand what happened here and definitely doesn’t know who is responsible but he’s already blamed it on a right-wing conspiracy. I wonder if Sarah Palin’s targeting map played a role in the hack as well? A couple of hours later Krugman added that the NY Times was on the case:

What Krugman is describing here is a serious crime. He doesn’t say whether or not he’s reported this to the FBI but that’s who should be looking into it, not the newspaper where he works. That was pointed out by people on the right and the left:

Some recommended Krugman stop tweeting and consult legal counsel:

As I was writing this post, Krugman did delete his original tweet:

Well, that’s great. I have absolutely no questions about this whatsoever. Seems completely normal. Happens all the time. Let’s all just move on. Nothing to see here.

Unfortunately some people still have questions:

As you can probably imagine, a lot of the responses to Krugman’s tweets were less about being helpful and more about the darkly humorous aspects of this:

That’s harsh, but at least one person believed Krugman’s story and, really, she should know:

https://twitter.com/SharylAttkisson/status/1214992140155138049