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Jon Stewart fires back at New York Times columnist Paul Krugman for calling him lazy

By Prachi Gupta

Published January 15, 2013 3:47PM (EST)

Comedian Jon Stewart lunged upon economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, who this weekend blasted the comedian for making fun of his one trillion-dollar platinum coin idea, which Krugman theorizes could pay for the U.S. deficit.  Krugman told ABC News this weekend that Stewart "is ruining his own brand" by turning the topic into a farce. But on last night's "Daily Show," Stewart defended himself, saying, "If somebody is ruining their brand with a trillion dollar coin idea, I don't think it's the non-economist."

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Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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