Thursday, October 28, 2004

Lying with Statistics

Interesting bit from the MoveOn folks. As a person with a diploma in Mathematics, I have always known that one of the single best ways to lie to the public is to use statistics. No one checks up on numbers.

Not only that, but the media is expert at confusing people with statistics. Just in case you think you are getting an unbiased report from the media, check out the front page and click on the "who runs fox news media" link. No surprises there, but talk about unbiased. Yes, it is old, but I still think Al Frankin's book is a wonderful bit about these right wing media types. Click on the listen to option and you can hear Frankin read his first pages.

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