NY Times has more to apologize to their readers for beyond their use of Judith Miller: namely foisting Daniel Okrent on the reading public. Here is a link to the Krugman vs Okrent face-off. Needless to say, Krugman has the facts on his side. And as Brad DeLong notes, it looks like one of Okrent's main goals when he got hired into the "public editor" slot was to make sure everyone knew that the NY Times didn't deserve to be called the newspaper of record. Okay, but, didn't he try to judge who was credible? Well, you be the judge: according to Luskin - His first words to me were, "You're much better looking than Paul Krugman." Nice guy, huh?