Monday 7 July 2014

Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

From The West Wing, season 2, The War at Home, about anti-gun rhetoric:

Joey Lucas: You say that these numbers mean dial it down. I say they mean dial it up. You haven't gotten through. There are people you haven't persuaded yet. These number mean dial it up. Otherwise you're like the French radical, watching the crowd run by and saying, "There go my people. I must find out where they're going so I can lead them." (IMDB)

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