Friday, May 13, 2005


Two entries of my own. In this column Paul Krugman, a NYTimes writer I usually agree with, gets Walmart's CEO's name backwards: it's Lee Scott, not Scott Lee, as Mr. Krugman writes. That's pretty poor. He'll have a correction in a few days.

And, in Peter Singer's weird, hastily written book deconstructing the ethics of George W. Bush, he gets Marvin Olasky's name wrong, calling him Melvin.

This is sort of ironic, because 2 posts ago I referenced both Olasky and Singer. Eerie...

It also shows that despite the fact that Olasky thinks Peter Singer is the devil, Singer either 1) doesn't know Olasky is alive, or 2) had graduate students write the book. Both are plausible.

Do Singer or Krugman read the newspaper? From a future Krugman column: "In other news, World Magazine's former CEO Melvin "Scott Lee" Bolasky was arrested today." Thanks, fellas.


At 10:28 AM, Blogger Mair said...

Don't these people have editors or proof readers to catch these embarassing mistakes??? How can anyone take you seriously when you don't even know the names of the people you are lambasting??


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