Friday, May 15, 2015

Petro Blog Comes with a Disclaimer


Say it ain't so!

GA should have read Dr. Petrosino's disclaimer before I started making a fuss about him not telling the truth and that other accuracy-junk. 

It looks like he's not sure of his completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability either.   All of that original research and "related graphics" should only be relied upon "strictly at [our] own risk?"

Elections are a risky business. 

Sometimes production of inaccurate and unreliable "related graphics" by purported academics has a way of electing the wrong people.  You know, dopes or unethical types.  Sometimes both! 

Omission and/or redacting unpleasant data has a way of manipulating public opinion; in the political world it's called 'spin.'  Spin with bar graphs and curves, cloaked in mumbo-jumbo: deviations, triangulations, distribution curves, variables, and blabbity-blabber, may cause election of
incomplete, inaccurate, unreliable and unsuitable officials. 

So that's why Dr. Petrosino warns us about the veracity and reliability of his articles.  Because without a warning label [a.k.a. "Disclaimer"], he knows we might BELIEVE his crap and otherwise elect dimwits and/or scoundrels.    

Curiously, Petrosino's other academic blog has no disclaimer.

WARNING: Do not rely on the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability of this graph, etc.



5 comments:

  1. Just when you thought he couldn't be more of an ahole.

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  2. Very strange. Is he afraid of getting sued?

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  3. Thank you very much, prosbus!

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  4. If he were a true academic and trusted his data, no disclaimer would be needed.

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  5. How did the Bajardis know Petrosino was ALLEGEDLY posting as prosbus and Curious Gal unless they were WORKING TOGETHER to bait bloggers on Patch?

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