Must be 50 Ways to Cook the Books

Why is it believable to people that the White House deliberately covered up the terror attack in Benghazi in order to keep the Obama terror record clean, but outrageous to suggest that a number wasn't fudged along the way to the September Jobs Report?

My starting assumption on any story is that they'll do anything they can get away with to get power - Republicans and Democrats alike - and anyone not taking that approach is being naive. Reporters who report what the White House says as if it's credible are simply not doing their jobs.