CNN’s Fareed Zakaria gives a great demonstration of what’s wrong with the left-wing media. He advocates more spending and more taxes by government. His argument for a national sales tax is that other countries have such a tax. The idea that the government must direct innovation is so ingrained in his mind that it doesn’t even occur to him that the private sector can be the engine of innovation like it has in the past if the government just gets out of the way. This is what’s wrong with America’s self-anointed intellectual elite.