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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:33 PM

 

Fox News gets the gold medal for "most misleading bar graph depicting a 4% tax increase" ever.

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Reply Fox News gets the gold medal for "most misleading bar graph depicting a 4% tax increase" ever. (Original post)
HarveyDarkey Aug 2012 OP
crim son Aug 2012 #1
nilram Aug 2012 #6
crim son Aug 2012 #13
Ruby the Liberal Aug 2012 #8
spanone Aug 2012 #2
jillan Aug 2012 #3
part man all 86 Aug 2012 #5
JoePhilly Aug 2012 #4
MindMover Aug 2012 #7
Grassy Knoll Aug 2012 #9
DCKit Aug 2012 #10
Wounded Bear Aug 2012 #11
EnviroBat Aug 2012 #12
Major Nikon Aug 2012 #14

Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:47 PM

1. A repuke "friend" of mine on FB is questioning this,

saying Fox never put up such a graph. Any idea where I can find the original broadcast or some proof it's real? I mean, something that would convince this woman who thinks of herself as "reasonable."

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Response to crim son (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:54 PM

6. hm, the screenshot has 8:01p in the lower right hand corner, and some closing market prices...

So I'm thinking it was July 31st, 2012. Per Yahoo Finance,

S&P500 closed at 1379.32
DJIA closed at 13008.68.

Looking at foxnews.com, O'Reilly himself airs at the 8pm hour -- eastern time. Dunno how to find specific video, though.

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Response to nilram (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 12:06 PM

13. Yeah, I can't find it.

I just want to shut this person up so bad! Heh.

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Response to crim son (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:07 AM

8. You can try this - its from MediaMatters.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:49 PM

2. they need to be dismantled. ministry of republican propaganda.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:52 PM

3. We deceive - You believe.

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Response to jillan (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:24 PM

5. +1000

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 11:21 PM

4. You just know that Steve Ducy uses a similar technique to prove that he

has a large "member".

Very thick bars, and a truncated measurement scale.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 12:04 AM

7. The question is,

What is the intelligence of someone that looks at this crap and then believes it ...?

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Response to MindMover (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:08 AM

9. Three groups actually.......

1) Fox news Viewers
2) Idiots who love lies about Obama
3) Fox News Viewers

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:24 AM

10. Thanks for the ROFL!

 

I'm so gonna be watching FNC on December 20th... guaranteed to be apocalyptic smash-up.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:28 AM

11. The problem is....

most automated graphing programs will do that. They are typically programmed to accentuate the differences, not portray true relationships.

It is up to the presenter to reformat the graph in a way that displays the info accurately, or as in this case, present it in a way that influences one's audience.

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:21 AM

12. THIS HURTS MUH FREEEE DUMMMM!!!

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Response to HarveyDarkey (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 12:20 PM

14. Here's something else Faux won't offer up

This is only a 4% increase on income that exceeds $388K.

So let's say someone made $400K. The effect of an additional 39.6% tax bracket would only be 4% on $12,000 worth of income, or $480. This really only affects people who have millions of dollars in yearly income.

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