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View Diary: NOT The Onion: "We Suck. We're Bad." -- Scott Walker's Administration on Scott Walker (62 comments)

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  •  He'll do what he always does (8+ / 0-)

    Lie.  And then lie some more.

    The media has his back and he's wall to wall on the RW radio stations across the state (frequent guest, frequently lauded for his pretended accomplishments, memes and propaganda repeated as often as necessary).  It was his key to winning the election and the recall.

    Right before the recall, when it looked like the job numbers were going to sink him - what did he do?  Phonied up some numbers and said the BLS numbers were bad.  Huge lie on top of a pile of BS, but the media stepped in and not only printed it, but questioned the BLS numbers as though they were disputable instead of being well recognized government statistics on jobs.

    He'll do it again and the media will just chime in and support the lie.

    There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

    by Puddytat on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 04:32:54 PM PST

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    •  I contacted DWD statisticians in mid-2011 (3+ / 0-)
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      They did make clear that the QCEW data is regarded as the most accurate (and that is produced with the BLS), although they have the drawback of there being typically a 6-9 month lag in producing them.

      QCEW data itself isn't phony; what Walker lied about was:

       1. BLS had verified the preliminary QCEW data he produced in May 2012.
       2. It showed that his economic leadership was great (now that we have all states' data in, turns out the figures he was touting showed that we were in 38th place in 2011, down from 11th in 2010).

      Fake candidates nominated by the GOP for the recalls: 6 out of 7. Fake signatures on the recall petitions: 4 out of 1,860,283.

      by GeoffT on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 06:07:11 PM PST

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