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Fox News mangles stats, denies error

December 27, 2009
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A recent series of events at Fox News involved not only a mistake in reporting survey data, but a subsequent refusal to acknowledge the mistake, even after it was pointed out.  The timeline of events is as follows: On November 23, 2009, after a "series of [on-screen] mistakes," Fox News implemented a zero-tolerance policy for [...]

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Famous people commissioning surveys: The Dilbert Guy

October 10, 2008

Rock musician Trent Reznor wasn't the only famous person who recently conducted a survey. Scott Adams, creator of the well-known comic strip "Dilbert," decided he wanted some "useful and unbiased information about which candidate has the best plans for the economy" and decided the best way to get that information was to ask a bunch [...]

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Famous people commissioning surveys: Trent Reznor

October 5, 2008

During the month of September, 2008, at least two famous people did something that famous people don't often do: they surveyed a bunch of people to find out something they wanted to know. One of these famous people is Trent Reznor, of the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails. (The other is Scott Adams, creator [...]

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