Sunday, July 24, 2005

Nushworld Exposes Stinky Stats 

Check out Nushworld for some fantastic analysis of the reliability of the recently popularized "25,000 killed in Iraq" figure.

The desired result is only achieved by starting with a faulty definiton of what deaths are "Bush's fault", then subcontracting Al Jazeera and friends to count them up however they see fit, before finally serving up these cooked numbers to a ravenous media.

Read the whole thing before you take the numbers too seriously.

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