A Bogus NY Post Piece Sets Off a Frenzy

By: Ryan Chittum | Columbia Journalism Review

If you missed it, the hot new story in the right-wing fever swamps is that the Census Bureau manipulated unemployment numbers in the run-up to last year’s election to boost Barack Obama’s reelection campaign.

You might recall Jack Welch blowing a fuse last October when the unemployment rate dropped from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent, a development he said meant “these Chicago guys will do anything..can’t debate so change numbers.” He got laughed out of town.


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