You fool! Don’t you know that you’re supposed to start the y-axis at 97,000,000, not 94,000,000??

by Andrew Gelman on August 9, 2012 · 4 comments

in Media

Jeff points me to this:

Actually, my problem is not so much the Fox graphics team’s continuing ridiculous choices of lower bounds (particularly inappropriate when the data are presented as a set of bars rather than as a line) but rather that the starting point is so recent. Why not provide a bit of perspective and go back a few years or even a couple of decades?

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