New York Times Death Spiral Watch (Sheryl Gay Stolberg Edition)
Why oh why can't we have a better press corps? Could somebody please ask Shery Gay Stolberg:
- Why anybody should possibly be interested in the opinions of Mark Cross, Dru Van Steenberg, and David Guernsey--all some of several small-business owners who met with Mr. Bush?
- Why she would possibly write that "Mr. Bush... is convinced he is doing the right thing on the economy" when there is no evidence that Bush is doing anything on the economy--when it looks as though Bernanke and Paulson have been very careful to make sure that he has nothing to do with what they do on the economy?
- Why she would possibly write that Bush "was able to persuade a skeptical Congress to pass a $700 billion financial rescue package" when nobody can point to a single member of congress who was persuaded by Bush?
- Why she would possibly believe that Jack Danforth would tell her the truth about how Mr. Bush seemed at a closed-door meeting in Missouri?
The Bush administration has gotten Sheryl Gay Stolberg's number:
“This is typical New York Times nonsensical pseudo-analysis,” Tony Fratto, the deputy White House press secretary, said in an e-mail message.