Millionaire and public intellectual Paul Krugman takes homes a $225,000 salary (to do no actual work) from the publicly funded City University of New York. And that’s only a fraction of his total earnings, which include a six-figure salary from the New York Times, where he writes columns that regurgitate Democratic Party talking points in an authoritative voice.
Krugman’s latest is an attack on Gov. Rick Perry (R., Texas), who just took an exceedingly handsome mug shot and may run for president in 2016. Perry is also the governor of the state that leads the nation in job growth, a fact that doesn’t sit well with partisan hacks like Krugman:
The situation in Libya continues to deteriorate. Islamic terrorists have reportedly seized control of the airport in Tripoli after days of heavy fighting, while Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have launched a series of secret air strikes on militant positions, according to U.S. officials. U.S. ambassador to Libya Safira Deborah has fled the country.
On Monday, Deborah wrote on Twitter that she was “still” in the island nation of Malta, a popular tourist destination known for its sunny beaches. She included a photo as proof:
Did you miss Salon’s EXCLUSIVE interview with “public intellectual” Cornel West? Of course you did. But it’s worth a quick skim, if only to take in the adorable agony of two liberals suffering through a bad case of Obama disillusionment syndrome. Here are the highlights.
A crazy person is running for Senate in Montana. If you didn’t know any better, you might reasonably assume that this candidate was nominated by the GOP. But you’d be wrong. Not this cycle, in which Republicans have largely avoided the missteps that cost it seats in 2010 and 2012, and have managed to assemble an impressive slate of candidates. For once, Democrats are a bigger embarrassment.
When President Obama and his team of geniuses came to Washington, they promised hope and change. They were devoted liberals, determined to stamp out the influence of corporations and “special interests,” and tireless advocates for working Americans. That was then.
DreamWorks CEO and major Obama donor Jeffrey Katzenberg is forcing Lassie, the beloved American collie, to endure a grueling publicity tour in an effort to turn a profit for his struggling movie studio. DreamWorks acquired the rights to the storied franchise in 2012, and Katzenberg is determined to turn Lassie into a “merchandizing star” in order to milk the innocent pooch for all she’s worth. According to the New York Times:
CNN’s Fareed Zakaria has been busted for plagiarism again, this time by the same anonymous Twitter users who took down BuzzFeed’s Benny Johnson.
A new website, Our Bad Media, has posted twelve instances of plagiarism in Zakaria’s writing that were published prior to his 2012 bust for plagiarism, which prompted public apologies and internal “reviews” by TIME, CNN, and the Washington Post. The new revelations suggest those reviews were less than rigorous.
Some of the examples are pretty damning:
If Sean Eldridge didn’t exist, conservatives would have to invent him. He is a self-parody of everything self-respecting human beings find obnoxious about politicians. He is fabulously wealthy, thanks to his decision to marry Mark Zuckerberg’s college roommate, Chris Hughes. The couple owns a pair of $2,500 nautical binoculars, which they presumably use to gaze down on commoners from their trendy loft in SoHo. Eldridge (i.e., Hughes) is the largest donor to his own campaign.
Sean Eldridge is a carbetbagging feudal lord who has spent the last several years chain-buying mansions in New York’s Hudson River Valley in an effort to find a Congressional district that might elect him, and establishing a modern day fiefdom as a means to buy loyalty and votes with his husband’s money. He is more entitled and self-important than Sandra Fluke, who at least had the humility to initiate her political ambitions at the state level. He won’t even commit to stay in his current district (NY-19) if he loses.
New York Times reporter turned New York magazine blogger Annie Lowrey thinks people should shut up already about Hillary Clinton’s insatiable appetite for money and the sense of enjoyment and entitlement she presumably gets every time she disembarks a Gulfstream jet on the way to her presidential suite near some publicly funded university that’s paying her five times the median income to give a one-hour speech to a room full of rich people.
The Obama administration’s effort to save the environment by exterminating non-human life forms is succeeding dramatically, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal: