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Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Media | 5 comments

Chart junk at its finest: Fox on ACA

chart junk

Via MediaMatters


I rarely give MediaMatters a first look, much less a second one.

But today? Today’s different.

This came across my Facebook news feed from an east coast journo. It is one of the most egregious pieces of chart junk — in this case, propaganda as well — that I have seen coming from a “news” organization.

I know, I know.

The folks here on the left are gonna scream one way and those on the right another.

I feel like Rodney King: can’t we all agree that a misrepresentation like this is just wrong?

They’re bad for democracy, they’re bad for civility, they’re bad for decision-making.

With this chart, the FOX show “America’s Newsroom” lied.

I swear, science and math are not Brussels sprouts or <insert hated food here>.