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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 05:12 PM

Exposed: How Fox News Lies With Statistics



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Reply Exposed: How Fox News Lies With Statistics (Original post)
celtics23 Nov 2012 OP
PatrynXX Nov 2012 #1
02potato Nov 2012 #2
jonthebru Nov 2012 #4
02potato Nov 2012 #6
pathansen Nov 2012 #3
Up2Late Nov 2012 #5
politrixjunkie Nov 2012 #7
Quantess Dec 2012 #8

Response to celtics23 (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 07:21 PM

1. must say their math dept is mucked up

how is 8.6 higher than 8.8 o_O

if the above were true Mitt Romney would be pres. because his 47 % for be more than Obama's 51 %

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Response to celtics23 (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 07:23 PM

2. both left and right

He could of done a much better job explaining this.
Both left and right do this if it will serve them.


"there are lies, damned lies, and statistics"



(Samuel Langhorne Clemens)

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Response to 02potato (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 08:41 PM

4. Nobody does it like Fox News.

False equivalency does not fly well, it crashes to the ground.
These are quickly shown on the TV and people who see the graphic aren't given the time to study as it is part of a whole presentation with misleading copy being read at the same time.

Critical thinking is important and many people are not using it right now.

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Response to jonthebru (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:35 AM

6. I use murdochblock on my browser...

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Response to celtics23 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 03:49 AM

5. Yup, like I wrote at the facebook post about this

A LOT of us already noticed this a long time ago, which is why we don't trust or watch Fox "news."

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Response to celtics23 (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:10 PM

7. and the uneducated and undereducated

will buy it hook, line, and sinker.

Now, if your point of view is so valid, there should be NO reason to resort to trickery and misleading charts!

Edited to add:
Oh - I'm a researcher/wonk so seeing this type of "journalism" boils my blood!

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Response to celtics23 (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 06:38 AM

8. K & R

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