And he isn't the only one over at Fox doing this. This terrific article at Salon by Alex Seitz-Wald has the whole range of Fox "jobs report truthers" who came out of the woodwork this morning. But Mr. Varney was just unhinged, breathlessly 'reporting' that:
“There is widespread mistrust of this report and these numbers, because there are clear contradictions.” Varney explained that many of the jobs are part-time work, and that there were discrepancies between the two surveys that make up the report (one looks at jobs added and the other calculates the unemployment rate).Seitz-Wald reminds us that the jobs report from a month ago prompted no such skepticism from Varney, who commented then: “OK, I say this is a flat-out bad report on the state of the economy. America simply is not at work.”
“Oh how convenient that the rate drops below 8 percent for the first time in 43 months five weeks before an election! That’s why there’s some mistrust of these numbers,” Varney continued.
I'm sorry to any Fox News fans here (cough), but this is simply not news reporting, it's flat-out conjecture of the tinfoil hat variety.