Entitled "Fed action a welcome move for small businesses" and appearing very early this morning, it claims that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's third round of quantitative easing, aka QE3, is "confidence-building move" and "a reassuring sign to the financial markets as it signals to investors that U.S. monetary policy will serve as a stabilizing partner as our economy continues to improve. Its author, Sharon Jenkins, described as "is principal and lead strategist at Alexandria-based My Brothers’ Business Enterprises," is not a regular at the blog; unlike all others I saw, her name isn't even hyperlinked at her post. So who is this "Sharon Jenkins"?
Sooooo predictable -- LinkedIn has this:
Before starting up her new company, Jenkins was previously employed by far, far-left Illinois Black Panthers' co-founder Congressman Bobby Rush, whose is the only politician who can claim he has defeated Barack Obama in an election for political office (the 2000 Congeressional primary in Illinois). She also was employed by the Democratic National Committee. Imagine that.
For those who might think that Ms. Jenkins has gone headlong into her business venture and is now focusing exclusively on commercial matters, I give you this graphic capture from her Twitter page, complete with the latest tired Democratic Party talking points:
Well, well, well.
It would seem that the Washington Post was trying to find someone, anyone in a responsible position in business to say good things about Big Ben's dangerous move and had to settle for a "former" Democratic operative (she's so quick with the talking points that you have to wonder) and current Obama fan whose "business," while it may be legitimate, lacks an active Facebook page and, from what I can tell, possibly even its own web site.
On many levels it doesn't really matter, because the deceptive end result is the same, but it would still be worth knowing whether the Post was duped, or whether it was actively cooperating with Democrats to promote a bizarre, "QE3 is good" viewpoint.
Cross-posted at BizzyBlog.com.