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. |