Fun with Graphs!
by chinapaulo, Sun May 25, 2008 at 01:47:09 PM EDT
Earlier today, juliewolf wrote a scathing diary criticizing a dishonest graph posted on MyDD's front page. In the spirit of juliewolf's brilliant excoriation of the dishonesty that has become so typical around these parts, I'd like to have some fun with graphs!
Here are some graphs I came up with. All of the data is legit. I will use them to distort the truth and mislead my readers, while maintaining that I am being honest because the data itself doesn't lie.
(graphs below the fold...)
"Did you see how big Obama's delegate lead is? It's huge!"
"Hey -- it looks to me like the votes-per-delegate counts are basically equal."
"Wow, even though there's no such thing as the popular vote in the Democratic primary process, it looks like Obama is way ahead of Hillary!"
"Oh, I forgot -- Since the 'popular vote' is not a real number, I gave Obama an extra 400,000 votes because Edwards endorsed him."
"Look at how many contests Barack Obama has won. It's clear that he's absolutely destroying her!"
"Considering how few remaining undeclared superdelegates there are, it looks impossible for Hillary to regain her lead among the supers."
Update [2008-5-26 0:9:18 by chinapaulo]:
Holy smokes -- top of the reclist and a veiled dig from Jerome on his last post! That seriously makes me so happy. Fifteen minutes, indeed. Thanks a ton!
If I can be at all objective, I'd like to say that this is one of the most enjoyable and least vitriol-filled posts I've ever read here on MyDD. Though I wish more Clinton supporters would come along for a laugh. I will give double phantom mojo (still can't rec or rate) to any reasonably deceptive graph that uses actual statistics to show that Obama is losing somehow. Perhaps a little laughter is the start to the kind of unity that's been talked about here for a while?