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Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Daily Mail bollocks story of the day

There are lies, damn lies, and Daily Mail statistics, it seems.
I studied Sociology at uni, so i know all too much about how to come up with statistics.
When working for the Mail, it seems it's ok to get one lot of stats, compare them with something completely different to make a scare story.
Example here, from Liberal Conspiracy.
"Journalism and statistics go together like Dog the Bounty Hunter on a dinner date with Tolstoy."
"The piece begins triumphantly: “The true extent of the huge influx of foreign workers into Britain is revealed in an investigation by the Daily Mail.” In a line that wouldn’t be out of place in a BNP pamphlet**, it adds, “The figure[s] expose as a sham the New Labour pledge of ‘British jobs for British workers”."

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