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LWW
04-24-2011, 03:32 PM
Your beloved New York Times was busted for sourcing stories fro "THE ONION" ...

OH MY! (http://m.gawker.com/5795145/the-onion-fools-the-new-york-times)

Qtec
04-25-2011, 12:51 AM
Wow! Big deal.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Fox & Friends Cherry-Picks, Distorts Data On Gas Prices
April 22, 2011 3:24 pm ET 74 Comments

A Fox & Friends graphic purporting to show gas prices in selected states all over the country featured the seven states and areas with the country's highest average gas prices and displayed prices that were significantly above each state's respective average. </div></div>

http://cloudfront.mediamatters.org/static/images/item/fnf-20110422-doocygas.jpg

http://s3.mediamatters.org/static/images/item/20110422-gasbuddy-top.jpg

Q link (http://mediamatters.org/research/201104220017)

LWW
04-25-2011, 03:14 AM
1 - That has nothing to do with the NYT sourcing the Onion.

2 - In this case, it doesn't even show an error by Fox. As an example, if Hawaii has an average price of $4.63 it is entirely believable that there is a station charging $4.92. The purpose of such graphs on every network is to show the extremes.

3 - You are still a willing tool.