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Wed Apr 2, 2014, 02:56 PM

Hey Fox News! This graph says it all (LOL!)



Hey Fox News! This graph says it all
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/02/1289127/-Hey-Fox-News-This-Graph-Says-It-All


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Reply Hey Fox News! This graph says it all (LOL!) (Original post)
ProSense Apr 2014 OP
PoliticAverse Apr 2014 #1
ProSense Apr 2014 #2
srican69 Apr 2014 #5
chelsea0011 Apr 2014 #8
stevenleser Apr 2014 #12
Donald Ian Rankin Apr 2014 #3
okaawhatever Apr 2014 #4
BumRushDaShow Apr 2014 #6
spanone Apr 2014 #7
aikoaiko Apr 2014 #9
Thinkingabout Apr 2014 #10
mountain grammy Apr 2014 #11
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Doctor_J Apr 2014 #13
Cha Apr 2014 #14

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 03:00 PM

1. Classic example right out of 'How to Lie with Statistics'.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 03:04 PM

2. The chart is in response to this:

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Response to ProSense (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 04:10 PM

5. they were probably using an exponential Y axis

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Response to ProSense (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 04:33 PM

8. Everything you need to know what they think of their audience is right there.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 05:44 PM

12. Actually, the scaling is correct. It's an example of a truncated graph in the article you cite.

 

About which the wiki article states:

A truncated graph (also known as a torn graph) has a y-axis that does not start at 0. These graphs can create the impression of important change where there is relatively little change.

Truncated graphs are useful in illustrating small differences. Graphs may also be truncated to save space. Commercial software such as MS Excel will tend to truncate graphs by default if the values are all within a narrow range, as in this example.
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Bold and underlined emphasis is mine.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 04:07 PM

3. I don't think that's an entirely fair comparison...

The Fox graph didn't even have an axis to show the false zero!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 04:08 PM

4. Two can play their game. lolz. nt

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 04:16 PM

6. Bingo! LOL

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 04:17 PM

7. fucking A

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 04:34 PM

9. Well played.

Except they are not bright enough to appreciate the come back.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 04:37 PM

10. And to think where the graft would be if all states would have participated

It would have to launch on the next NASA mission. OBAMA CARES!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 05:38 PM

11. Love it!

This is a good time for Democrats and the Democratic party.. the hell with SCOTUS. Let's elect us a huge majority and impeach the corrupt bastards!!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Apr 2, 2014, 10:51 PM

13. .

 

Perfect.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 02:23 AM

14. But, fox truthers are the best

informed idiots on the planet.

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