Caught the tail end of the “gloves come off” debate between Paul Krugman and Bill O’Reilly on CNBC tonight. The sparring melted down to the point of name calling with Krugman, The New York Times Op-Ed columnist dutifully trying to read choice quotes from a transcript of choice O’Reilly quotes while the conservative host from Fox chastised him for taking queues from Media Watch.

Not sure if this got us any closer to the truth but it was a highly entertaining political cat fight in which host Tim Russert wasn’t even able to get a word in edgewise. I sense, as did Mr. Russert, that this debate will be continued.