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Jobs Report 'Truthers,' Conservative Pundits Allege Conspiracy, Flaws (VIDEO)

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Is this the new "truther" crusade?

After the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a jobs report Friday morning that showed unemployment had fallen to levels not seen since Obama's inauguration, conservative pundits, politicians and businessmen took to Twitter and cable TV to question the validity of the report.

"There is widespread mistrust of this report and these numbers," said Fox Business anchor Stuart Varney. "How convenient that the rate drops below 8 percent for the first time in 43 months five weeks before an election."

Financial exec-turned-CNBC-analyst Rick Santelli chimed in with this perspective: "I told you they'd get it under 8 percent. They did. You can let America decide how they got it there."

Watch the video above to see more talking heads questioning the validity of the jobs report, some of whom seem to imply that the Obama campaign manipulated the numbers.

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