Bartiromo Warns Bad Economy Talk 'Begets More Weakness'
By Jeff Poor
You reap what you sow.
Nothing could be truer when it comes to the American economy. According to CNBC "Closing Bell" host Maria Bartiromo, if the media continue to push doom-and-gloom economy stories, they will make the economy worse.
"[T]he truth is, ["Today" co-anchor] Meredith [Vieira], it doesn't matter if we're in a recession," Bartiromo said on NBC's February 6 "Today." "We can talk ourselves into a recession, and that seems to be what we're doing right now and that certainly begets more weakness."
The media coverage has apparently affected voters. According to the February 6 Washington Times, an exit survey from the "Super Tuesday" primaries showed 47 percent of Democratic voters and 40 percent of Republican voters said the economy was the most important issue in making their choice at the polls.
This sounds like a lot of Demmie/Lefty-loving MSM election sabotage. The Demmies are desperate to take the focus off of the successful surge in Iraq and place it on something around which they can manufacture a crisis. Anything to make people afraid, and make them feel like it's all Bush's fault, will do. This way, they get to prod the election their way--and they get to taint the Bush presidency--with one more stone!
People, you're letting yourself be used.