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'Jobs report truthers': The conspiracy theorists who claim the unemployment report is bogus
Watch out, birthers. There's another wild theory taking hold of the internet — and it's already won the endorsement of Jack Welch
 
Former GE CEO Jack Welch in 2009: The business titan claims the positive September jobs numbers are a politically-motivated ploy.
Former GE CEO Jack Welch in 2009: The business titan claims the positive September jobs numbers are a politically-motivated ploy.
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President Obama — who has been pummeled with criticism this week for his shockingly listless and mediocre debate performance — got some good news on Friday: The unemployment rate dropped below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. (The September jobless rate of 7.8 percent is the lowest number since Obama took office in January 2009.) But before the news could really set in, former GE CEO Jack Welch took to Twitter to accuse Obama of manipulating the jobs report for his own benefit. And he's not the only one. Below, meet Twitter's "jobs report truthers." (And for some helpful context, read The Washington Post's Ezra Klein thoroughly debunk the conspiracy theories.)

 

 

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