‎”I detest the media using axis shortening to make data seem more extreme than it is. An example from the Austin statesman on the Dow drop: On the left is the chart from the front page, on the right is the same data plotted on a full scale axis. By shortening the axis, it makes the drop seem visually 5x larger than it really was. This is purely misleading and deceptive with a bit of fear mongering thrown in.”

-Dan Rourke



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  1. simeonboyle reblogged this from things2note and added:
    So true.
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