M-BS-NBC: Martin Bashir Falsely Claims Obama Created 3 Million Private Sector Jobs

It certainly is no surprise the Obama-loving media are doing a jubilant victory lap over the stronger than expected headline figures in Friday's unemployment report.

Also not at all shocking was MSNBC's Martin Bashir falsely claiming on the show bearing his name Friday, "Under this president over three million private sector jobs have been created" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

"If I may just interrupt you for a moment, under this president over three million private sector jobs have been created."  -- Martin Bashir, February 3, 2012

Actually, no.

When Obama took office, there were 110,985,000 private sector workers. As announced by the Labor Department Friday, that number currently stands at 110,436,000, a decline of 549,000.

And this man has his own nationally televised show to lie to the public.


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Noel Sheppard
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Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.