It’s the Little Things

From Karl Rove’s website, this graphic comparing current job losses to gains:

Click to enlarge.

If you have any eye for scale, you’ve probably noticed a problem: the losses columns are really, really exaggerated. How exaggerated? Glad you asked. For the two rightmost columns:

And the ones on the left look worse. It’s not that I don’t expect Karl Rove to dissemble — I do. I just don’t expect the dishonesty to be quite this pervasive.

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2 comments

  1. Well, he knows that his intended audience responds better to pictures than to those squiggly black “letters,” or whatever they are.

  2. That one’s a classic. Straight out of Darrell Hunt’s How to Lie with Statistics. (Chapter 5).

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