NYT Paul Krugman Makes Bizarre Claims About 'QAnon,' 'Child Porn' & His Computer

NYT Paul Krugman Makes Bizarre Claims About ‘QAnon,’ ‘Child Porn’ & His Computer

January 9, 2020 – New York Times columnist and economist Paul Krugman tweeted some bizarre statements yesterday regarding ‘Qanon’ and ‘child porn’ on his computer.

He claimed someone was using his IP address to download child pornography although he did not provide any proof.

According to Sundance at the Conservative Treehouse:

In a follow-up tweet Krugman states: “The Times is now on the case”.   Apparently calling the police for a forensic review was out of the question, or something.  Very odd. – The Conservative Treehouse

It is quite possible he fell for a common internet scam. It is also possible that he was looking at something he shouldn’t have been looking at, and became concerned with finding a way to explain it.

According to Jose Nino of Big League Politics:

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman claimed that his IP address had been ‘compromised’ and used to ‘download child pornography.’

‘Well, I’m on the phone with my computer security service, and as I understand it someone compromised my IP address and is using it to download child pornography,’ Krugman tweeted. ‘I might just be a random target. But this could be an attempt to Qanon me. It’s an ugly world out there.’

Krugman would later delete this tweet.

He claimed that ‘Times thinks it may have been a scam’ and that he will ‘make sure to have more security in future.’

QAnon refers to a group of conspiracy theorists who have spread rumors about alleged Deep State plots against President Donald Trump.

Various political observers were skeptical of Krugman’s assertion. Others took the time to make fun of him. – Big League Politics

Big League Politics doesn’t seem to have even a nominal understanding of what QAnon actually is.

It would appear that Paul Krugman has heard of Qanon though, and not just that. He has written about Q before, in an article about the GOP entitled ‘The G.O.P.’s Climate of Paranoia’ that seeks to discredit anyone questioning the profitable ‘climate change’ propaganda:

Here is one ignorant tweet Paul made about ‘QAnon’ last year:

And here is something I find fascinating:

Well, I wouldn’t have expected a link between New York Times reporters and child porn, yet here we are.

Krugman’s tweet started blowing up all over the internet, here are just some of the responses he got:

One person made a meme:

Another replied:

It would appear to be a bizarre way of handling a potential hacking of your computer to tweet about it, rather than contacting the authorities. It gives the appearance of attempting to get out in front of a story that may be coming.

The Big League Politics article on Krugman continues:

Krugman is an outspoken Trump critic and predicted that there would be a ‘global recession’ after president Donald Trump was elected.

There are still no new developments on this situation.

Some speculate that such activities are common among political elites.

In his book, The Bitcoin Standard, economist Saifedean Ammous criticized economist John Maynard Keynes’ economic theories, while also exposing the social implications of Keynes’ policy proposals. Ammous particularly criticized the breakdown of the family unit that interventionist systems of governance tend to cause. – Big League Politics

Paul Krugman’s doom and gloom predictions about how the country would fall apart after Donald Trump was elected have failed to come to fruition. He told the Brookings Institute just three (3) months ago that “we should be worrying a lot” as it relates to President Trump’s economic and foreign policy. In point of fact, the exact reverse has developed steadily, particularly with regard to the economy.

Fortunately routers, computers and workplace networks tend to keep detailed histories of the sites visited and files downloaded.

If he was perversely surfing (the internet for porn) while at work, the internal business network keeps a record of who logged in, what software they ran, what sites they visit, when it was visited, what pictures and videos were viewed and all files downloaded.

The internet is forever and it takes professional access and serious application to purge every layer of a person’s internet usage. Just ask Hillary Clinton.

Please keep in mind that journalists are often the victims of malicious attacks. Look no further than what happened to Sharyl Attkisson. It was a simple phishing scam that did John Podesta in.

There is another possibility: clicking on a malware website could get a number of pictures flashed on the screen which are captured to the temp directory as image files. That is, a few megabytes of porn, maybe? Porn addicts cannot help but browse while they are at work occasionally so if this is indeed the case, I presume we will know soon.

There is a well known phrase “those who scream the loudest” typically have the most to hide. I wonder what kind of skeletons Mr. Krugman has in his closet that he would like us all distracted from?

After deleting the original tweet, Krugman now claims that the esteemed Times is on the case, so we can all breathe a collective sign of relief. I am sure they will use all the many resources they have at their disposal to get to the bottom of it. I know many freelance writers and researchers are already digging into Krugman as we speak.

This story is still developing. Please check back for updates.  

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