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Re: Manipulating Facts

Joe Stump wrote:

There are stories of agencies not publishing standard reports on layoffs, wages, etc. until being threatened with lawsuits, unfavorable studies disappearing from websites, and punishing economic officials who fall out of line.

Not to defend Bush, but we have to be careful not to demonize him undeservingly. A president firing a cabinet member who fundamentaly disagrees with his stated policy is not a crime … its politics. I also think it might be a little much to suggest that one report being pulled from a website is conspiracy. As long as no pressure is being put on private or independent financial analysts to fudge their own findings.

Posted by Mike Van Winkle at July 16, 2003 2:53 PM