Behaving entirely consistently with a network that harbors politcos who want to see President Obama fail, Fox News is dismissing the latest unemployment report. Heaven forbid anything good happens in this country while a black, socialist, Muslim from Kenya is in charge. So while having the unemployment rate drop from 8.1 to 7.8 will bring the rest of the country some solace, it just creates headaches for the doomsayers at Fox. Here is how Fox first reported the unarguably good news:
Is the number real? Well, based on the story on Fox News it must be. That’s because they offered no evidence whatsoever that there was anything askew in the data. The whole of their complaint was their “feeling” that the drop didn’t seem right. Of course, that merely reflects their aforementioned hope that Obama, and thus America, fails. They did suggest that the number of new jobs wasn’t enough to result in the unemployment rate dropping to 7.8. However they completely ignored the fact that the numbers for July and August were both revised upward, which would explain away the discrepancy they are trying to manufacture.
Fox has spent the whole morning trying to hatch skeptics. They brought in former General Electric CEO Jack Welch to explain his delusional Tweet: “Unbelievable jobs numbers..these Chicago guys will do anything..can’t debate so change numbers.” Fox’s Stuart Varney concurred along with a bevy of correspondents and guests. None of them could explain why an independent agency of career economists, without a single Obama appointee, would fudge the numbers for a president to whom they owed nothing.
Republicans just can’t take any good news while they are focused on disparaging America and feverishly trying to create a misperception of the nation as falling into an abyss. They know that the only way they can win is by talking the country down. Very patriotic of them.