Bloomberg reported this week on a curious phenomenon coming from the White House that reminds me of Soviet practices back in the day.
Obama, it seems, often gets facts and figures incorrect when on the stump or when on a conference call. But in the official transcripts, the White House corrects for the mistake without acknowledging who made it.
When the president hopped on a hastily planned conference call intended to push the passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act, he got a key statistic wrong. But that would be corrected for him hours later.
President Obama mistakenly...