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20Jan/082

Faux News

Can you find what's wrong with this screen grab that Fox "News" displayed during the NV primaries:
Fox “Faux” News: Preliminary election results from NV
I'm not a statistician, but two things jumped out at me immediately:

  • Less than 1% of the results have been reported, but Fox has already projected a winner (note the check next to Romney).
  • The actual third place candidate, Ron Paul, is only shown on the small list at the bottom. Paul has almost twice as many votes as Huckabee - why isn't he pictured in one of the top slots?

I know all news sources have some bias in their reporting, but Fox "News" is disgraceful. When this flashed by on the screen most people probably didn't have time to actually read the information, assuming they cared that much. Pretty pictures tell a pretty story... it's a shame that this picture is a pretty lie.

Please, please remember this the next time you are watching a Fox "News" program: the vast majority of what they spew is heavily biased and, as is the case here, intentionally misleading.

  • Vincent

    What?! But they told me they were “fair and balanced”!

  • Vincent

    What?! But they told me they were “fair and balanced”!