NYT Op/Ed calls 9/11 “occasion for shame?”

The mainstream media has started to cover the 9/11 memorial services that dominated the news cycle over the weekend, and unfortunately many media outlets are starting to say that we shouldn’t focus on remembrance like we have. For instance, Paul Krugman from the New York Times has written an opinion piece for the paper that claims 9/11 “has become an occasion for shame” while using his column to bash Bush, Giuliani, and others.

“Was anybody else kind of disgusted yesterday? I know I was. And then Paul Krugman comes out and he says 9/11 is an occasion for shame,” Glenn said on radio this morning.

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

“Now, I’m reading this and I’m thinking if he’s talking about how shameful it is on what the Muslims did or what the Palestinians did when they handed out cookies and cake on 9/11, yeah, I think that is deeply shameful. But that’s not what Paul Krugman means,” Glenn said.

Perhaps most disgustingly, Krugman claims, “Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror.”

But as Stu points out, what right does Krugman have to judge the people who tried to step up and lead on that day?

“From all the heroic actions that Paul Krugman has taken in his life, he is in a position to criticize others for their heroic actions,” Stu joked.

“This really, this really is what Michelle Obama talked about: We’re going to change our history, we’re going to change our language, we’re going to change our traditions,” Glenn said.

Krugman, of course, did not allow people to comment on his post – silencing anyone who may have the audacity to disagree with him.

“Paul Krugman, no matter what you do, no matter what you say, I will not hate you. I will love you, I will call you misguided, but I will love you and I will defend your right to speak. I will defend your right to be wrong time and time and time again. I will tell people, ‘Don’t listen to Paul Krugman; he’s wrong,’ time and time and time again. But I will not hate you. You will not make me angry. I will serve my fellow man. I will serve my fellow Americans. And by doing so by being that 9/12 individual, by serving my fellow man, I will make sure that America remains good so she will remain great,” Glenn said.

It seems like the only person who should feel shame for their remembrance of 9/11 should be Paul Krugman.

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