Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fox's top five most misleading charts

Just keep telling yourself that ...
Your eyes can play tricks on you, and so can charts and graphs ... especially if viewed on Fox News.

The most common FNC tactics are using scales with an irregular interval and starting a bar graph without a zero point. Both tactics visually distorts the graph to exaggerate the gaps between data points that actually have little variance. However, even then, there is a good chance the chart you are looking at includes data that is just plain wrong. Below are five of the most misleading Fox News Channel charts, all of which fail on some level to present information in an unbiased way. Can you spot what's wrong?

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