Sunday, January 11, 2009

Beware the L. A. Times

There is an old saying that, "Figures don't lie but liars can figure." Case in point is the Los Angeles Times. Patterico says, "deceptive headline designed to scare people: “Job losses at highest level since 1945.” Problem is, “it isn’t until well past the jump that we are told that this is in absolute numbers in a country with double the population that it had in 1945.”"
So the problem is about one half as bad as the LAT says. A term I picked up from Da Techguy's Blog describes this perfectly. They are 'reality challenged.'

Hat Tip/Patterico's Pontifications

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