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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

"Your A Mean One Newt Gingrich

We just couldn't pass posting this one to NFTOS!


Faux News Proves That Math Is An Important Subject In School

Math Fail: Faux News says 8.6 percent unemployment is greater than 8.8 and equal to 9.

For Faux News, math is tricky. After all, the subject does require a working knowledge of fractions, percentages, and knowing that 9 is greater than 8. Yesterday Faux took a stab at those concepts in a chart tracking unemployment rates over the past year. As Media Matters noted, Fox determined that the 8.6 percent unemployment rate in November is higher than the 8.8 percent rate from March and equal to the 9 percent rate from April:

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.
Faux News Chart

           The actual chart of 2011 unemployment looks like this:

Seven polls have found that Faux News viewers are the most misinformed. Seven is also the integer between 6 and 8. We at NFTOS guess polls don't lie, especially in this instance!

In 2009, Faux reportedly sent an email to staff announcing "zero tolerance for on-screen errors." Apparently the memo hasn't stuck.