Brad Wonders Yet Again Why Our Press Corps Is So Innumerate

BRAD WONDERS YET AGAIN WHY OUR PRESS CORPS IS SO INNUMERATE….Brad DeLong wonders why Dan Weintraub can’t keep his story straight between Wednesday and today.

I don’t know, but maybe that’s why the Bee thinks he needs an editor now?

POSTSCRIPT: The weird ability of McClintock supporters to buy his proposition that he could have balanced the California budget despite the fact that his proposals are patently ridiculous is nothing short of remarkable. But this is always the case when it comes to political proposals related to money.

Why is that? I mean, I know that people want to believe in miracles, and that most people are also pretty clueless about numbers. But still. All you need is the ability to do simple addition and subtraction to see through most of this stuff. Why can’t people do that, and why doesn’t the press corps help them out by savaging fuzzy math when they see it? It’s an eternal mystery.