I find it rich that the media is finally forced to report that there was at least some manipulation of the BLS unemployment data just prior to the November election. I believe that the BLS jobs report was a blatant attempt to manipulate the election results. It's not the only thing we now know done to affect the election. We only recently found out that the administration was spying on and intimidating any opposition news reporter or opposition media outlet through illegal surveillance.
Obama's first term performance on the economy was extremely poor. The so-called stimulus turned out to be just a giveaway to public unions, it didn't have any infrastructure projects to speak of, and there weren't any "shovel ready" jobs created. Any job supposedly created by the so-called stimulus was created at a cost of $450,000 per job. Worse, Obama spent most of his first term ignoring jobs and pursuing his doomed-to-fail healthcare initiative when, what the nation really needed, was jobs, jobs, and more jobs.
Obama should have been swept from office in any normal times. But the media "helped" him and covered his faults and lies.
Back to the September 2012 Employment Report reported in late October 2012
The current allegation is that there was at least one bad actor who made-up employment survey results but supposedly it's not enough to "move the needle" on results. I bet that this manipulation, just like the IRS scandal, is just the tip of the iceberg. The whole thing stinks to high heaven. It always has. But we'll never know because the government is going to investigate the government??? I doubt it. You should doubt it too.
I told you how it the data was extremely unlikely and extremely suspicious in my blog Sept 2012 Jobs Report Even More Doubtful. I also found the media reaction to anyone who suspected malfeasance particularly annoying. Anyone who questioned the veracity of the government data was skewered by outright libel by liberal members of the media. Disgusting.
It's the most disgusting thing in the world when the media is completely subservient to one candidate (Obama)---especially when we have now confirmed that nearly everything done or said by Obama is a lie or wrong: 1) bending the cost curve down, 2) you can keep your plan, 3) you can keep your doctor,4) the Benghazi attack was spontaneous and due to a YouTube film, 4) the lies about and the smears of candidate Romney, 5) shovel-ready jobs, and 6) that Dodd-Frank will "fix" the "too big to fail"problem and 7) the economy is improving because the unemployment rate is going down (but nearly all due to people giving up looking for work) are all falsehoods.
The media lapped-up the lies and bad-mouthed anyone who expressed skepticism. It's the media who's supposed to be skeptical!!
We won't have a democracy at all if we don't have a skeptical and investigative media. What we have today is a hysterical, lazy, intellectually deficient, and politically complicit media who have done more to disseminate the propaganda coming from the administration than anything else. Now everyone knows the lies are pervasive. No wonder 72% of Americans believe the nation is on the wrong track.
See my blog: The Media's Sacred Role in Democracy.