I think they shouldve kept their lie at saying unemployment was flat...it wouldve been more believable. But they really pushed the envelope this time. 5 year low? What sophisticated investor will believe this?
trader_aj, be flexible and adjust to the reality you're dealt. If you are short, which sounds like you might be, make the necessary adjustments. You probably are right about the manipulations issues but go with the flow here. In the markets, I have found, being right does not immediately translate into trading success. Like you yourself stated before, try to follow the big money. And be positive. It feels better. Good luck.