Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Graphic Representations of Pathological Disorders in the Media

Friend and mentor Landes pointed the way (and gave a very insightful introduction) to a very informative and dramatic graphic representation at Stealth Conflicts of a telling symptom of the sick fascination that the Media harbors for vilifying Israel. SC posted a series of statistically accurate graphs that reveal the media's pathological obsession with the casualties of Palestinians- and callousness to the vast slaughters in other areas. It got me to thinking about how to use the same graphic representation techniques to draw the lessons of this bias. Below are my suggestions - The statistical accuracy is nil but the suggestions are real.
I might paraphrase Dan Rather, "False but statistically significant"




1 comment:

rlandes said...

very witty and right on. add one more:

amount of column inches per death in A-I conflict
amount of column inches per death in Congo