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Today In Dishonest Fox News Charts

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It looks like Fox is trying to mislead its viewers on the unemployment rate. Again.

On Monday, Fox News displayed a chart illustrating changes to the unemployment rate during 2011 ... Note how the 8.6 percent unemployment rate in November looks higher than March's 8.8 percent rate, and about the same as the 9 percent unemployment rate in October.

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Mark Flaherty said:

That does take some nerve. Not thinking about the politics of it, they have actually falsified this chart. That red pill for 8.6% should be clearly below that gaudy yellow line. Boy, that would ruin the point they were hoping to make...

Alexander 'Sandy' Chiang said:

@Mark - the worst part is, this isn't the first time. However, Media Matters did not necessarily do an honest job of showing how off the visualization was either. Check out their version of the story. They should have used the same Y max and min values.

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