Friday, December 26, 2003

Krugman thinks reporters should make some New Year Resolutions

Don't talk about clothes.

Actually look at the candidates' policy proposals.

Beware of personal anecdotes.

Look at the candidates' records

Don't fall for political histrionics.

I don't really expect my journalistic colleagues to follow these rules. No doubt I myself, in moments of weakness, will break one or more of them. But history will not forgive us if we allow laziness and personal pettiness to shape this crucial election.

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