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Forum Post: Paul Krugman files for bankrupcy!

Posted 6 years ago on March 11, 2013, 5:32 p.m. EST by bensdad (8977)
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you do believe breitbart.com - don't you?

Breitbart.com’s Big Journalism website on Monday fell for a fake report on a satire website which claimed that Nobel Price-winning economist had filed for bankruptcy.

Business Insider reported that Big Journalism’s Larry O’Connor ran with the satirical report from The Daily Currant in an effort to smear Krugman.

Although Breitbart.com deleted the story — without posting an explanation — a copy preserved by Media Matters did not indicate that O’Connor had attempted to verify the report.

“Apparently this Keynsian [sic] thing doesn’t really work on the micro level,” the Breitbart columnist snarked.

In a tweet, O’Connor blamed a March 7 report by The Boston Globe‘s website, which linked to a report in Austria’s Format website that cited the satirical Daily Currant.

By Monday, the Format report has been updated to note that the source was a satirical website and that “the truth of the message accordingly low,” but the Globe‘s report had not been corrected by the time of publication.

Krugman took to his New York Times blog on Monday to explain that he had been “Breaitbarted” and reminded readers that Breitbart.com had also recently published a false story linking Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to the non-existent group “Friends of Hamas.”

“I wanted to wait and see which right-wing media outlets would fall for the hoax,” Krugman wrote. “And Breitbart.com came through!”

“Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go give a lavishly paid speech to Friends of Hamas,” he added.

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[-] 2 points by factsrfun (8211) from Phoenix, AZ 6 years ago

Price or prize? Watched Al Sharpton cover this, it's funny as hell.

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 6 years ago

What fun!!

Breitbart has no honor. LOL

[-] 1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 6 years ago

Some douche was trying to convince my breitbart was real journalism the other day on here. Hey douche bag that is some real journalism right there. Postulate an opinion on a satirical piece cause you can't understand irony.

[-] 1 points by Middleaged (5140) 6 years ago

I used to click on the link to Breitbart a number of years ago. I think I found the format boring or something. Did Brietbart start making stuff up like in the last 5 years? Or have they been doing satire or false stories for a long time like 10 years?

I might have read some stories in the past and not realized it was satire or just a Right Wing Slant...

I saw a story this weekend about some strategy meeting for Breitbart staff ... with operatives present that apparently attack public figures or attempt to discredit them. I didn't really know they did that. Is that true? I guess I'll have to go visit the website and see what the story says about Krugman.

[-] 0 points by Middleaged (5140) 6 years ago

Yes, I see now that Breitbart is just like Foxnews and Drudgereport. I still go to Drudgereport since I know what is slanted and what is not I guess. Breitbart looks a lot different than I remember it.

Didn't find the Paul Krugman assassination piece, but that is okay.