"I thought only Bond villains had big fluffy white cats in their war rooms": Twitter cracks up over Krugman's Situation Room cat photo

The New York Times columnist used a Slate "Cats of War" photo to illustrate a blog post about "Terror Politics"

Brendan Gauthier
November 24, 2015 11:18PM (UTC)

Cats have increasingly become an integral tactic in the War on Terror, as indicated by this past weekend’s social media blackout in Brussels — so much so that New York Times columnist Paul Krugman didn’t even think twice about slapping this cover photo of Obama’s cabinet in the Situation Room on his latest, "Terror Politics":


Responding to #catgate, Krugman credited the Slate source-article "Cats of War" with the update, "Yes, I know there's a cat in the picture."

Credits aside, some remain skeptical:

Though we'll never know Krugman's true intention, his misguided choice of cover photo will no doubt keep great company in the pantheon of unexplainable cat blunders:

Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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