Saturday, January 31, 2009


Don't for one second think I mock Ms. McArdle (whose current COMMENT OF THE WEEK dates to 16 December) w/ the title of this item. Not one second.

Because this is as good a comment as any in 2009. (Comment of the month?) It gets both Megan (who's been on the radio twice in as many days) & the NPR part of radio.

The Ignorant Investor said...
NPR likes to show they are seeking out balance in their reports. For every quote from a person who knows what they are talking about, they need to have a quote from Megan to balance out the smart with the stupid.

January 31, 2009 12:42 PM


bulbul said...

She deleted him already. Let's wait and see if the same happens to this one, which IMHO is the runner-up:
"I do have to give you credit - you didn't sound nearly as ridiculous on air as you do here."
Or is it perhaps too subtle for Ms. McArdle?

Anonymous said...

They ask her a question about GDP and she starts talking about the stock market.

Susan of Texas said...

Megan's reached her Peter Principle moment, I think. She's clawed her way to heights where sh'e now going to be really questioned, and not just by us.

Flautus said...

She's had her business channel for just one week and she already has to put up her first, but by no means last, "Correction and Amplification" post after being called out by, gee, a Nobel Prize winner and a former high-level Clinton economic advisor (now a professor of economics at UCLA). Both these guys are so pissed at Megan's idiocy that they take the time to publicly ridicule her for her glaring wrongness--Krugman even calls her 180 degrees wrong.

How long can she possibly keep her fucking job if she keeps on posting one lie a week?

She responds to DeLong by snarkily apologizing for being "unclear." And notice the insult, calling Krugman and DeLong the "good professors." Fuck you, Megan.

Susan of Texas said...

She can't say they misunderstood or misinterpreted her, so she says she was unclear. When everyone knows she was just wrong. As you say, how long can that go on?

And what's up with having her daddy on the blog? I don't believe in draggging family into stuff, but now she's put him there. I think that he lobbied for management in the construction industry against unions, and is the source for much of her anti-union bias (by her own admission).

clever pseudonym said...

"Professor DeLong's misunderstanding was my fault for not being clear--the penalty of a form that is written quickly."

No, blogging is not a "form that is written very quickly," unless you're running a dumbass site like Glenn Reynolds where all you do is link and type "heh." Blogs can be written with care, edited over, and topics can be researched in detail, and you can take your time writing about them. This should especially be the case when you are being paid for writing them.

I can't believe she actually blamed blogging itself for her fricking mistakes.

The Ignorant Investor said...

So what do I win for comment of the week? Please tell me it's Megan's personally annotated copy of Atlas Shrugged. I will be the envy of all my faux libertarian friends with such a volume in my sweaty parisitical hands.

M. Bouffant said...

That was from the comments section here, if I didn't make absolutely clear, so we can't accuse mlle. of deleting the comment.

M. Bouffant said...

Double Eye:

Check w/ Megan. Whatever she gives her "Commenter of the Wk.," we'll be happy to match.

(Unless of course she really does give a prize away, in which case, yeesh, we're a couple of grad students & a wretched aging unemployable creep w/ neither money nor a future. The last one being me.)

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