When Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast a few weeks ago, thousands of businesses were forced to close, throwing thousands of people out of work.


Those unfortunate †people were eligible, of course,†to file for unemployment insurance, and many of them did. Consequently, a report released yesterday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed an increase of 78,000 jobless claims in the previous week.


But the conspiracy theorists on Fox News Channel’s morning show chose to interpret the BLS numbers as phony and just another example of deceit on the part of the evil Obama administration.†In voices dripping with suspicion, they ...

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When Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast a few weeks ago, thousands of businesses were forced to close, throwing thousands of people out of work.

Those unfortunate †people were eligible, of course,†to file for unemployment insurance, and many of them did. Consequently, a report released yesterday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed an increase of 78,000 jobless claims in the previous week.

But the conspiracy theorists on Fox News Channel’s morning show chose to interpret the BLS numbers as phony and just another example of deceit on the part of the evil Obama administration.†In voices dripping with suspicion, they ...

Read more