Follow by Email

There was an error in this gadget
There was an error in this gadget

Friday, 18 September 2009

misleading media?

Left Foot Forward, who are not impartial, are alleging that the Daily Mail are spouting rubbish. That in itself is a pretty fair suggestion. The specifics cover this article on quangos "The cost of quango Britain hits £170bn - a seven-fold rise since Labour came to power".

The Left Foot Forward article here alleges that the Mail use Taxpayer Alliance figures which are "not a like-for-like comparison". With statistics, precision is everything and the odd thing here or there makes all the difference. In this case, not comparing like-for-like allows the latter figure to be overblown in order to give the effect they are after.
Bloody Daily Mail
Bloody Taxpayers' Alliance, a real nasty lot

No comments: