Fox News says an ever-increasing number of people are losing their jobs. 15 million alone in a 3-month period in 2010!
That's patently absurd. But it's cited to the Bureau of Labor Statistics so it must be true.
They "corrected" their graph to read: "total unemployed."
Straight up, I guess ever since Obama started handing out all that "Obama money." And you know it must be true because this time they actually spelled out "Bureau of Labor Statistics"! The only problem is that unemployment is not going up. It's been steady at 15 million since August, 2009.
And then look closer at their chart. Now there's no law that says you have to write "not to scale" when your draw a graph that isn't to scale. But common courtesy and a sense of decency would implore you to mention that fact. Otherwise, you know, people could draw the wrong conclusions. Hmmmmm.... Looks like they already decided and didn't really report.
The line they draw is straight up and steady. But the numbers aren't. The first increase is two million. The second increase is 4.5 million. The last increase is 1.5 million. The actually numbers look like this:
But what are you going to be believe? The truth or Fox's lying eyes?
[Taken from Media Matters, which has more details. And discovered through Jay Livingston's always good Montclair SocioBlog (the best blog I bet you don't read).]