Watch The Media Run With Jobs Number Conspiracy Theories

As ThinkProgress reported this morning, it didn’t take long for conservatives to begin pumping out conspiracy theories about today’s unexpectedly positive jobs report. The notion that the White House somehow leaned on the Bureau of Labor Statistics to cook the books is, of course, cosmically implausible. Unfortunately, the mainstream media — including outlets such as CNN, Fox News, and CNBC — were just as swift to present the conspiracy theories as matters for serious debate.

ThinkProgress has the video report. Watch it: