On Friday, former GE chief Jack Welch ignited a firestorm hate and accusations of “Jobs Report Trutherism” when he tweeted his suspicion that the September jobs report was manipulated by “Chicago guys.”

As Twitchy reported, Welch was backed up by Rep. Allen West, Laura Ingraham and others. Steve Forbes offered his support as well.

In an interview with Anderson Cooper Friday night, Welch defended his criticism of the “implausible” job numbers, but suggested that a little question mark would have gone a long way.

Evidently a question mark wouldn’t have held back the tide of Welch bashing.

Watch Cooper’s conversation with Welch here: