So, the perpetrator of the Hoax has come clean! One wonders if the Obama administration's Department of (In)Justice will come after him in the way they have gone after S&P for downgrading U.S. paper. (Yeah, the DO(In)J has another explanation, but politics is politics.
I do find it interesting that Krugman DID classify the earthquake and tsunami in Japan as possibly being "expansionary" events, so while he did not make the statements on the U.S. earthquake, nonetheless he has said similar things elsewhere. Say what you want, but Paul Krugman IS a practitioner of the Broken Window Fallacy.
No, I don't support forgeries, although I do remember that a lot of Democrats and assorted lefties did not condemn the use of forged documents against President Bush by CBS News and Dan "The Frequency" Rather in 2004. In other words, for some people, if a forgery is politically useful, then it is OK.