This analysis of the Krugman piece effectively demolishes the last shred of credibility that Krugman ever had. Selective use of statistics is intellectually indefensible, but that has never stopped Mr. Krugman before. I know that if Gore or Kerry were in office instead of Bush, he would be trumpeting the fantastic growth of the economy.
The problem old line thinkers have with the Internet is that too many people are exposed to information that they want to keep hidden. With that, like Dorothy pulling aside the green curtain, they are exposed for the frauds and charlatans that they really are.
Integrity and reputation used to matter to people. Now it seems that it is all results driven, and the use of any tool is justified in pursuit of your objectives. The problem with using your integrity in just such a way is that you only get to use it once. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice. . . .