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Misleading headlines: Lies, darned lies, and misrepresented statistics

Misleading headlines: Lies, darned lies, and misrepresented statistics

One thing that REALLY gets under my skin is when people manipulate statistics to try and create sensational news. I came across this news article this morning: Malta’s food prices second highest in eurozone By MaltaMedia News Jun 3, 2008 – 10:44:20 AM Food prices in Malta rose by 9.7% in April 2008, more than twice the inflation rate which during the same month stood at 4.1% in 2007, according to Eurostat. Malta, therefore, has the second highest rise in…

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