So, Twitchy has this, tonight ……
Well, I’ll start where the leftards started. From MediaMatters
A Fox News segment displayed a misleading chart based on a poll that appeared to show 110 percent of Americans disapproved of President Obama’s job performance.
On the July 30 edition of Special Report, the following chart was shown during a report by Fox News political correspondent Carl Cameron on Obama’s popularity in the “twelve states most likely to decide Senate control”:
Now, to most rational humans, people would understand this is a graphic of a set and then a subset. That is to say, of the 60% who disapprove Zero, 50% strongly disapprove.
But, leftards don’t understand such complexities, and thought Fox was trying to be dishonest and show that 110% of the polled disapprove of Zero. No, really ….
Without showing the number of likely voters who approve of Obama’s job performance, viewers are left with the impression that more than 100 percent of respondents disapprove of the president’s job performance. Watch:
There’s even a vid at the link, which, again, for rational people, they’d understand this. MM even provides a stacked graph to show this, which was picked up by another leftard!!!!
The circled being exactly what Fox was showing, of course.
Apparently, the lunatics seemed to think Fox should have shown the paltry numbers of the people who approve of Zero’s performance……… why? I don’t know. But, leftards are really stupid people, so, it’s hard for rational people to understand their stupidity.
Oddly, it seems an avowed leftard set people straight on this ……
I am disappoint, @mmfa. You know ‘strongly disapprove’ is a subset of disapprove. Be better, leave specious accusations to them.
Challenged, she states the bleeding obvious ……
@commiegirl1 Yes, but it’s not presented here as a subset. Was there another slide that showed the “approve/strongly approve” in same way?
it wouldn’t be much better for O to show the 22 percent who strongly approve out of the 40 who approve @Rschooley
When the person questioned the “fairness” of the graphic …
it’s already fair. they presented the fact (as of this poll). they didn’t juice a graph or anything. @Rschooley
And, then another, admits, after watching the Fox clip, commiegirl1 is correct. She responds ….
@evanrobertsonDC look at you doing your due diligence! you’re a better man than I am. I’m listening to Marvin Gaye instead 😀
So, Rebecca, in spite of the moniker “commiegirl1”, has some moral compunction. She also commands at least a rudimentary understanding of graphs and numbers and math and such!!! And, she’s encouraging fellow citizens to do their due diligence and go look for themselves. She also has a bit of a subtle bite in her humor.
Mercy, mercy, me, indeed! Here, we get to see a conservative/libertarian/classic liberal in the making! Had I the time, I’d follow her just to chronicle the enlightenment ….. and maybe hurry it along.