Jack Welch: I Should Have Put Question Mark on Tweet

But he still thinks jobs numbers are fishy
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 6, 2012 8:08 AM CDT

Former GE chief Jack Welch became the face of the latest trutherism movement yesterday when he tweeted that the new jobs numbers were too good to be true—"these Chicago guys will do anything..can’t debate so change numbers," it read. He said on CNN last night that he "should have put a question mark" on the tweet but stood by his assertion that he thinks the figures defy logic, reports Politico.

His go-round with Anderson Cooper left Cooper sounding a little exasperated at times. "I'm not accusing anybody of anything," Welch says at one point, before again standing by the tweet in which he seems to do just that. "I'm not backing away." Welch made the rounds of media outlets earlier in the day standing by the comments. “I am doing nothing more than raising the question,” he told the Wall Street Journal. “It’s fact-based.” At the Washington Post, Greg Sargent thinks this "unemployment trutherism" is doing Mitt Romney no favors. "This is really out there stuff," he writes, and it's just drawing more attention to the falling unemployment rate. (Read more Jack Welch stories.)

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