This morning, NYT op-ed columnist Paul Krugman offered his own plaintive whine about his employer's financial troubles: the NYT can't seem to afford a comments moderater for the weekends.
This tragic budgetary circumstance has forced the Nobel Prize-winning economist to have to go through all those crazy blog comments he gets himself!
Under the headline "Housekeeping Note," Krugman lodged his complaint on his "Conscience of a Liberal" blog at 9:11 a.m. today:
Comments here are moderated; the Times doesn’t have anyone to moderate them on weekends, and I can only do so much myself. And it appears that recent posts have generated an amazing number of comments — there were around 1200 in the queue when I logged in this morning, relatively few of them obscene or threatening, as far as I can tell.
So if you’re wondering why your comment hasn’t appeared yet, that’s the explanation.
We've emailed the NYT to see if something is being done to help Krugman out of his overload.
Come on, guys. Krugman delivers you more publicity with one column than the rest of the paper combined! Get the poor guy a comments moderator, so he can get back to the important work of telling Barack Obama what to do.