Donald Rumsfeld Finally Cancels His New York Times Subscription

A Paul Krugman blog post appears to have been the final straw

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During his entire tenure with the Bush administration, Donald Rumsfeld apparently never canceled his subscription to The New York Times. And even earlier this spring when the Times skewered the former Secretary of Defense's memoir as a "tedious, self-serving volume," he seems to have endured.  No more. Today, Rumsfeld finally had enough: his office tweeted: "After reading Krugman’s repugnant piece on 9/11, I cancelled my subscription to the New York Times this AM."

While Rumsfeld doesn't name the exact piece, it appears to be a blog post by Krugman on Sunday entitled "The Years of Shame" in which the liberal tears into "fake heroes" after September 11th who "raced to cash in on the horror." Krugman added: "And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons." The short Krugman post is uncompromising, but doesn't seem too out of the ordinary for him. Maybe Rumsfeld just discovered his blog.

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