Because anyone with an ounce of brain matter could figure out that those numbers were a bunch of crap and if he couldn't figure it out on his own, he's too stupid to run our city.<quoted text>
So he had a job where his employer gave him inforamation and told him to get the information out to the public it involves. If he trusted his employer who provided him the information, how do you blame him for doing his job as instructed? Blame he school board and those at the top.
He should have refused to repeat the lie because he should have known that the "voice" or front man is always held to blame.