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Comment Re:There is no such thing as unbiased reporting (Score 1) 277 277

These days, it's more like this:

Three represents the trinity, so the answer to all questions is obviously three. But the evil liberal scientists are claiming that 2+2=4, and Nate Silver reports on that. So some pundits and bloggers come up with "Unskewed Arithmetic," where 2+2=3, and Fox News eagerly reports on that, to the applause of their viewers. Nate Silver is attacked personally, as being "Thin and effeminate."

But then someone gets two coconuts, and two more coconuts, and put them down and actually count them. They come up with four! So Fox News and its viewers complain that it's because all those welfare recipients always they're entitled to one more of everything.

Comment Re:There is no such thing as unbiased reporting (Score 1) 277 277

EVERY kind of reporting is biased. Even just reporting a fact is, because the question is why this fact was reported and not another one.

That's right. Even reporting that 2+2=4 is biased. Because why did you not include Jesus???

Comment Re:Wait a second!1 (Score 1) 412 412

Well, you certainly put a lot of effort into that reply. But please look at my responses to the other replies in this thread. I guess I just didn't add enough exclamation points and "Duh"s, or emphasize the "Texas high school math book" aspect enough, for most people to get the joke.

Comment Re:Oo oo! I've got one! (Score 4, Funny) 278 278

I took a number out of the Romney/Ryan economic recovery plan, and multiplied it by itself to see what would happen. I got a negative number. Why would that be?

I took another number and multiplied it by itself, and got another negative number. In fact, every number I took from that plan and multiplied by itself, I got a negative number!

How could that be?

Comment Re:Issues (Score 5, Informative) 376 376

Abortion. He's gone back and forth on that since the 90s.

He's been pretty solidly advocating new laws against abortion recently, but a couple days ago he told the Des Moines Register, "There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda." Then his campaign hastily "corrected" that a couple hours later and said he "would of course support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life."

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