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Does U.S. President Barack Obama deserve to have won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize?

Note interesting use of graphics

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Oct 9th, 2009 at 09:21:57 AM EST
LOL! Nobel prize for cheating with charts!!
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Fri Oct 9th, 2009 at 09:24:36 AM EST
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Weird. I got a similar graph, only the blue bar was smaller, the red one said 50%, and the X axis said "50% 50% 50% 50%."
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Fri Oct 9th, 2009 at 09:54:20 AM EST
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I've linked to the actual graph, and it is changing as more votes come in.  But the display software appears to have gone seriously awry

notes from no w here
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Oct 9th, 2009 at 10:00:56 AM EST
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Either that, or the Post has taken the idea of journalistic "balance" to an Orwellian extreme...
by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Fri Oct 9th, 2009 at 10:11:14 AM EST
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Okay, setting aside the fact that he shouldn't be awarded the prize, that's the second most dishonestly presented chart I have ever seen.  It's a distant second behind the WSJ's Laffer Curve chart, but it's pretty damned bad.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Fri Oct 9th, 2009 at 10:02:09 AM EST
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They've changed the baseline - its seems to be changing all the time...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Oct 9th, 2009 at 10:11:53 AM EST
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