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Fun with graphs, thanks to Fox
Posted April 2nd, 2014 @ 1:50pm

Did you see the Fox "news" graph about ObamaCare?

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/03/31/dishonest-fox-charts-obamacare-enrollment-editi/198679

Did you spot the craftiness of the Foxes?

Were they counting by fractions between the 6 million and 7 million figure?

Well, the fun folks over at DailyKos, spoofed it quite well, with their take on the final ACA results:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/04/02/1289127/-Hey-Fox-News-This-Graph-Says-It-All?detail=facebook

 Though they are typically pretty shameless, Fox did eventually adjust their graph, but only after a lot of attention was drawn to their attempts to mislead through imagery.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2014/04/01/fox-news-corrects-itself-on-obamacare-numbers-almost-perfectly/

I guess even Fox can be shamed into honesty once in a while.

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