How to Stoke Fears with Statistics: NY Times Correspondent Spreads Virus Death Chart

We found out lately that some at the New York Times have trouble with math.

Remember when a member of the New York Times editorial board, Mara Gay, thought that if Mike Bloomberg spent $300 million on his campaign, he could have given a million dollars to each American instead?

Now the New York Times appears to have bad statistics too.

Peter Baker is the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times and an MSNBC analyst. He also has married media too, he’s the “proud husband of Susan Glasser of the New Yorker and CNN.”

But Peter apparently either didn’t study statistics or skipped out when they started talking about things like “per capita” because here was his take on a graph about Wuhan coronavirus deaths in various countries.

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