Jim is discussing this during the first hour of the big radio show. Here are the source reports from John Crudele at the New York Post with commentary.
Making up numbers. Pulling them out of thin air. Faking interviews. The federal government is too damn big. From the Post.
Census ‘faked’ 2012 election jobs report
In the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September, the unemployment rate fell sharply — raising eyebrows from Wall Street to Washington. The decline — from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September — might not have been all it seemed. The numbers, according to a reliable source, were manipulated. And the Census Bureau, which does the unemployment survey, knew it. …
Do read the full post. Crudele has reached out to the Department of Labor and offered the inspector general all of the information he’s collected.
Last week I offered to give all the information I have, including names, dates and charges to Labor’s inspector general. I’m waiting to hear back from Labor.
From Sweetness & Light.
Remember all the grief conservatives got back in the fall of 2012 for suggesting this? Even Jack Welch caught hell, too, when he tweeted that something was fishy about the numbers.
Jim’s played the sound bite this morning from Chris Matthews as he berated Jack Welch from suggesting the Obama administration would jack the numbers.
Unbelievable jobs numbers..these Chicago guys will do anything..can’t debate so change numbers
— Jack Welch (@jack_welch) October 5, 2012
Here is the full Hardball interview with Welch. Vicevich is wondering when Matthews will be apologizing to Welch.