Why oh why can't we have a better press corps?
The NYT mangles Obama's approval ratings: The Times' Op-ed page devoted all kinds of space on Sunday so influential insiders could ponder the Times' question: "How Can Obama Rebound?"... [T]he Times Op-ed page even provided proof for why Obama's presidency need to be rescued:
Though BP managed to stop the spread of oil from its broken well last week, President Obama has been able to do little to stop the drop in his public approval ratings, which now, according to a new ABC News-Washington Post poll, hover just above 40 percent.
Well, there you go. According to the latest ABC News-Washington Post poll, Obama's approval rating hovers just above 40 percent.
Except that, of course, it doesn't.
In the latest ABC News-Washington Post poll, Obama's approval rating stands at a solid 50 percent. So the Times needs to issue a correction on getting that central fact wrong...