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The other day, I wrote about the poor coverage of auto sales in the Wall Street Journal. Then, on Friday, I saw another junk article, this one about general retail sales. the article focused on the 15 percent growth in online sales and the "death" of bricks and mortar. The article was clearly written well in advance of events. We had just been shopping the night before and while it wasn't the madhouse of years past, I would use favorite term of economists – robust. My wife's reaction was "How do they know sales weren't up for everybody?" They were. This is the business newspaper of record. But like most of the MSM, it's job is to entertain us with the stories we expect, not to inform us with the news that we need. Of course, I'll continue reading. 

Ted Craig

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