Donald Rumsfeld has a lot of old man angst these days, and of course the recent 9/11 anniversary did not help. He was crying in his room listening to the saddest Justin Bieber song there is, when he picked up his New York Times and began to read. He did not like the words that he saw on the page.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Monday canceled his subscription to The New York Times after columnist Paul Krugman characterized the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks as “an occasion for shame.”
Rumsfeld tweeted, “After reading Krugman’s repugnant piece on 9/11, I canceled my subscription to the New York Times this AM.”
Krugman, in a post on the 10th anniversary of the attacks on Sunday, wrote, “What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful.”
“The atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue,” wrote Krugman on his Times blog.
Rumsfeld, who served under presidents George W. Bush and Gerald Ford, reportedly tweets for himself.
He has had issues with the Times over the last year.
Oh, like perhaps this issue, which the New York Times enjoyed. But who subscribes to newspapers anymore, really? Come on, Ronald, it’s Twenty Eleven! The only news that matters comes from the Bible and maybe your iPad. [POLITICO]