Articles by Brendan Nyhan

When the September jobs report showed that unemployment had dropped to an unexpectedly low 7.8%, former General Electric CEO Jack Welch helped launch a new conspiracy theory when he tweeted: "Unbelievable jobs numbers..these Chicago guys will do anything..can't debate so change numbers." Even though the unemployment statistics are produced by ...
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Brendan Nyhan is an assistant professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College. Nyhan's research, which focuses on political scandal and misperceptions about politics and health care, has been published or is forthcoming in journals including Journal of Adolescent Health, Medical Care, Political Analysis, Political Behavior, Political Psychology, Public Choice, and Social Networks. He currently blogs at brendan-nyhan.com, tweets at @BrendanNyhan, and serves as New Hampshire campaign correspondent for Columbia Journalism Review. Previously, he was co-editor of Spinsanity, a non-partisan watchdog of political spin, and co-author of All the President's Spin, a New York Times bestseller.