Saturday, May 14, 2011

What Is Wrong With This Picture?

The guys at Fox News North don't seem to know.

8 comments:

double nickel said...

LOL!

rabbit said...

They need to go to the University of Waterloo campus and recruit someone mathematically literate.

The stupid thing is that had they drawn the pie chart correctly, it would have made their point better.

bigcitylib said...
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bigcitylib said...

Correct. Drawn right, 33% taxes would be a bigger slice of the pie.

Terrence said...

Don't people usually use a computer to generate pie charts these days?

How exactly did they get one to mangle the data this badly?

Forget hiring a UW student. They should just hire a 14 year old who knows how to use Excel.

bigcitylib said...

Since Fox does this so often, I wonder if its somehow deliberate, and if FNN is copying them somehow.

Terrence said...

BCL,

Maybe, but then the chart would have had "taxes" taking up more than half the pie.

I mean, if you're going to distort the data intentionally, you might as well do so in a way that supports your point.

Curtis said...

Agreed on the size of the pie wedges. They're more than math and pie chart challenged. They're also spelling-challenged as 'thyself' ought to be one word and it should probably be 'refinery' not refiner.

But then again, we're talking about a "media" outlet whose viewership generally can't tell the difference between their, there and they're or to, two and too.