Here we go again! Yes, folks, we have two articles about the Stupidest Man on the Internet today, because once again Jim Hoft is helping circulate a huge lie to the crazed right wing base. His screaming headline:
Gallup CEO Jim Clifton told CNBC he might “suddenly disappear” for telling the truth about the Obama unemployment rate.
The real Obama unemployment rate has never recovered and is still above 10%.
Wall Street on Parade reported:
Years of unending news stories on U.S. government programs of surveillance,rendition and torture have apparently chilled the speech of even top business executives in the United States.
Yesterday, Jim Clifton, the Chairman and CEO of Gallup, an iconic U.S. company dating back to 1935, told CNBC that he was worried he might “suddenly disappear” and not make it home that evening if he disputed the accuracy of what the U.S. government is reporting as unemployed Americans.
The CNBC interview came one day after Clifton had penned a gutsy opinion piece on Gallup’s web site, defiantly calling the government’s 5.6 percent unemployment figure “The Big Lie” in the article’s headline. His appearance on CNBC was apparently to walk back the “lie” part of the title and reframe the jobs data as just hopelessly deceptive.
Clifton stated the following on CNBC:
“I think that the number that comes out of BLS [Bureau of Labor Statistics] and the Department of Labor is very, very accurate. I need to make that very, very clear so that I don’t suddenly disappear. I need to make it home tonight.”
The simple rule that must be followed whenever the SMOTI publishes a shocking claim like this: assume he’s lying. You’ll never go wrong. So let’s go to the actual video — which, oddly enough, does not actually play in Hoft’s article or at his loony source for the claim — and check it out. Did Jim Clifton actually say these words?
Yes, he did. But is he actually worried that the Obama administration might kill him for expressing his opinion about the unemployment statistics?
Absolutely not. What Hoft and his source fail to tell you is that Clifton was making a (bad) joke. Watch for yourself; he smiles and laughs when he says it. Obviously, he’s not seriously concerned about “disappearing.”
Just one more lie from the SMOTI.
And look who’s picking up articles now from Jim Hoft — just the most deranged conspiracy loon in the US, Alex Jones: » Gallup CEO: I May ‘Suddenly Disappear’ for Telling Truth About Obama Unemployment Rate - Alex Jones’ Infowars
Birds of a feather, lying together.