Comments on: Innumeracy watch, Mark Penn edition http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/23/innumeracy-watch-mark-penn-edition/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Ian Kemmish http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/23/innumeracy-watch-mark-penn-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-896 Tue, 28 Apr 2009 10:28:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/23/innumeracy-watch-mark-penn-edition/#comment-896 Given the constant displays of breathtaking ignorance displayed by Mr Salmon since he began his attempt to take Reuters downmarket and trash a once-respected brand, this is a severe and disgraceful case of the pot calling the kettle black.

How long before Reuters realise the damage that Mr Salmon’s disgraceful attitude towards work is doing to their brand?

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By: otto http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/23/innumeracy-watch-mark-penn-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-776 Thu, 23 Apr 2009 23:10:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/23/innumeracy-watch-mark-penn-edition/#comment-776 Some potted history.

Way back in 2004 there was a recall election in Venezuela. As the polls closed, all exit pollsters pointed to a Chávez win. All except for one that goes by the Name of Penn Schoen. Yep…same Penn (we are not talking Sean here, Salmon).

Ever since then (with the help of some dubious statistical work by a Venezuelan guy with a chip on his shoulder named Hausmann that was later proven false by an independent commission) US media uses that ridiculous Penn Schoen exit poll to suggest that the recall election was a fix.

This is not a coincidence.

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By: KenG http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/23/innumeracy-watch-mark-penn-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-775 Thu, 23 Apr 2009 22:47:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/04/23/innumeracy-watch-mark-penn-edition/#comment-775 Felix, why are you surprised? Penn is a political consultant, whose job requires him to completely misrepresent statistics whenever the situation requires it.

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