by Datechguy | September 4th, 2012
The Center of Economic and Policy Research decided certain questions are signs on incompetence namely: “Are you better off than you were four years ago?”
While the source is not clear, someone developed a simple way to identify incompetent news reporters. If you hear a reporter ask people in President Obama’s administration, ideally in a belligerent tone, “are the American people better off than they were four years ago?,”the reporter is trying to tell you that they are not qualified to do their job.
The reason we know that the questioners are incompetent reporters is that this is a pointless question.
I can certainly understand the problem, considering this from the Hill today:
A majority of voters believe the country is worse off today than it was four years ago and that President Obama does not deserve reelection, according to a new poll for The Hill.
Don’t those incompetent people at the Hill know if you want to keep the subject away from Barack Obama the last thing you want to talk about is how he’s done.
But CEP should be happy, there is at least one sign that “Journo-list” ism is alive and well.Yesterday I wrote about this remark from the the Chairman of the Massachusetts Democrat Party:
The chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, rallying state delegates before the Democratic National Convention, today said that Senator Scott Brown tried to portray himself as “an honorary girl” by folding laundry in a TV commercial targeting women voters.
Chairman John Walsh made the comment in a blistering opening statement at the delegation’s first breakfast meeting before the convention kicks off Tuesday. Brown is facing a stern reelection challenge from Democrat Elizabeth Warren, who will address the convention on Wednesday night.
Mind you this was not a single congressman speaking in an interview. This was the Massachusetts Democrat Party Chairman speaking at a DNC breakfast to the Massachusetts delegation.
Folding Towels makes you an Honorary girl? From a PARTY Chairman!
I had just finished a big post on Athiesm+ but rushed out a post on the remarks. I sent out the e-mails concerning the post and when CNN announced that Sandra Fluke was going to be on shortly I did something I rarely do, I turned it on to see what would happen and how it was covered and waited.
As Rush Limbaugh would put it, Zip-Zero-Nada.
The only sign of the story was a drudge link to this Herald Story:
Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair John Walsh scrambled to apologize this afternoon hours after a convention kickoff gaffe this morning when he said U.S. Sen. Scott Brown was trying to be an “honorary girl” by folding laundry.
“In the excitement of getting the convention underway and getting the message out about how important it is to re-elect President Obama and elect Elizabeth Warren, I made a statement about Scott Brown that I regret. I apologize for that remark,” said Walsh in a statement.
Called him a girl? He didn’t call him a girl, he said that he was trying to be an “honorary girl” by folding clothes. Folding Clothes makes you a girl. At the Democrat National convention with a “War on Women” theme, with Sandra Fluke speaking the head of the Democrat party in a state with the single highest profile female candidate in the nation a party chairman made a speech saying “folding clothes” makes one an honorary girl and NOBODY in the press things this is a story.
Today on WCRN Morning Show the Host Hank Stolz asked listeners to call in and explain why these polls are so close, why Romney has not pulled away, why there was seemingly no significant bounce post convention. The answer is simple. It’s election season and the Journo-list is still alive and well.
The CEP should be proud.
Oh and if you want to support reporting that doesn’t fit the Journolist mold feel free to kick in.