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Crossposted at Daily Kos
I thought mistakes at Fox would have consequences?
Last week, Fox and Friends showed a Rasmussen poll graphic revealing that a whopping 120 percent of the American public believes scientists may be falsifying research to support their own theories on global warming:
Fox News’ graphics department added together the “very likely” and “somewhat likely” numbers to reach 59 percent, and called that new group “somewhat likely.” Then, for some reason, they threw in the 35 percent “very likely” as their own group, even though they already added that number to the “somewhat likely” percentage. Then they mashed together the “not very likely” and “not likely at all” groups, and threw the 15 percent who were unsure into the waste bin. Voila – 120 percent.
Hat tip to MediaMatters.org
Some Bold text added by the diarist.
More fun with inventing numbers below the fold . . .
According to the poll, 35 percent thought it very likely, 24 percent somewhat likely, 21 percent not very likely, and 5 percent not likely at all (15 percent weren’t sure).
They took the 35% who thought it was likely and added the 24% who thought it was somewhat likely, than they added it to get 59% and then added the 59% in again.
118-120% of people, LOL.
The graphic at ThinkProgress explains it better but I can’t add it in, picture trail.com won’t let me.
Who needs reality when you can rewrite the facts to fit your view of the world?
Fair and Balanced or FAIL and Balanced?
I know, let’s have a debate between 2+2=4 and 2+2=5, since some people think 2+2 might equal 5, we should respect their opinions and debate the facts.
FAIL is too soft of a word.
Never mind facts that are proven by the scientific method, opinion is what really matters, and when More Americans believe in angels than humans’ role in global warming you know we have some big problems in this country.
Of course, our idiot media could do their damned jobs for once and report the facts, but that is probably hoping for too much.
So, here are some more facts that don’t add up that I would like to see reported.
-05% of the public view Sarah Palin seriously.
200% of Americans would rather have a beer with George W. Bush than let him be President again.
85% of Glenn Beck’s body is vanilla pudding and lard.
100% of Jesus’s disciples would have been socialists.
110% of our nations problems are caused by FAILed ideas Republicans tried 30% years ago.
50% of Americans think that Jesus’s pet dinosaur’s name was “Binky”
The other 50% think dinosaurs never existed and are a hoax perpetuated by crooked paleontologists.
105% of climate change skeptics WITHOUT environmental science degrees would be better off keeping their damned fool mouths shut.
Once a year, 169% of Barbara Bush’s back hairs grow thicker to protect her from the winter cold.
And 105% of the delusional saps who believe what Fox News say shouldn’t be allowed to drive, teach or operate machinery heavier than a pencil.
Apparently, the other half of the Drill Baby Drill plan is to Burn Baby Burn our environment to the ground, and while the oceans turn acidic we should twiddle our thumbs and debate the facts one more time.
Because when it comes to fact, truth, science or basic common sense, the Conservative ideas for our nation’s and planets future add up to this.
365% of Americans’ know that.
So who’s getting fired over this. We shall wait and see, eh?
Also crossposted at The Progressive Electorate.com