Krugman: Press Can’t Handle A Candidate Who Lies Like Romney
Paul Krugman went after the media, but not the way conservatives usually do:
“I don’t know whether to blame Lehrer or the president but it was kind of amazing cause Romney was not only saying things that are not true, he was saying things that his own campaign had previously said weren’t true,” he said.
The Nobel Prize-winning economist alleged that Romney displayed “contempt” for the press and assumed that “the news media will not cover me on this. As long as I say it forcefully, they’ll say I won.”
“Oh, so you’re saying the press is against Obama now?” panelist Mary Matalin asked in disbelief.
“The press just doesn’t know how to handle flat-out untruths,” he said.