Via Washington Monthly, FOX News recently published a chart showing how terrible of a job Obama’s done recently of improving the unemployment crisis.
Interesting graphing there, FOX. Very 80s feel with your choice of colors, fonts and such. I took the numbers on that chart and built my own. Took me about thirty seconds in LibreOffice Calc. I spent most of the time playing with the colors and fonts, setting the axes and making sure I used the same graph style as FOX did, or as close as I could get without making the fonts absurdly large for visibility on the 14″ CRT TVs that their viewership uses primarily. I think ultimately, mine’s much nicer.
Plus it has the advantage of not having wildly misrepresented any of the data. If, you know, accuracy is your thing. Which I understand is not really FOX’s particular bailiwick, since their goal is to disinform and misinform their viewers in every way they can, so as to benefit their Republican masters. Reality has a well-known liberal bias, after all.