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Tim Russert, August 7, 2004

SYNOPSIS: The journalist Tim Russert interviews the American economist and author Paul Krugman and the American television host, author and the political commentator Bill O'Reilly in his TV show "The Tim Russert Show" in 2004. The clip and the transcript shows only parts of the interview.

Part 1 (00:07 - 2:21)

Mr. O'REILLY: Well, I don't buy that all (.) And, you know, Mr. Krugman is a smart guy (.) but Mr. Krugman was absolutely dead 100 percent wrong (.) in his co:lumns aa two years ago when he predicted the Bush tax cuts would lead to a deeper recession (.) You can read his /book and see /how wrong he /was =

Prof. KRUGMAN: =Actually, you can read it (.) [I never said that]

Mr. O'REILLY: [Sure you did]

Prof. KRUGMAN: [I said that it would lead to a lousy job creation]

Mr. O'REILLY: [column after column] (.) after column (.) You made the <\point> (0.2) in your <book>(.) OK? that these tax...