Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Let's start a pool on how long this one takes its way to work its way through the corporate channels to the Fair 'n' Balanced homepage, shall we?

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.

True-ish, to the extent you call "barking paranoid lunacy" a form of raised eyebrows.

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.

Tell us more, stalwart journalistic watchdogs of the New York Post!

Just two years before the presidential election, the Census Bureau had caught an employee fabricating data that went into the unemployment report, which is one of the most closely watched measures of the economy.

And a knowledgeable source says the deception went beyond that one employee — that it escalated at the time President Obama was seeking reelection in 2012 and continues today.

“He’s not the only one,” said the source, who asked to remain anonymous for now but is willing to talk with the Labor Department and Congress if asked.

Without going into details (for example, why the Kenyan's cunning handlers kept the rate within a tenth a point of the September household figure for the next five months), let's just go ahead and specify that the Post has bought a bridge to a neighboring borough. Please comment below should the story develop.


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