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Sun May 17, 2020, 04:34 PM

GA Cooked Covid 19 Chart -By putting dates out of order -Whatever made it look like a downslide

Kemp said he opened Georgia because cases were declining. So he lied about that

The state of Georgia made it look like its covid cases were going down ***by putting the dates out of order on its chart*** May 5 was followed by April 25, then back to May again, whatever made it look like a downslope.

Gov. Brian Kempís office issued an apology after a Georgia Public Health Department chart wrongly reported a downward trend in #coronavirus cases. The error was at least the third in as many weeks:

https://bit.ly/3dMXwQ2

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https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/just-cuckoo-state-latest-data-mishap-causes-critics-cry-foul/182PpUvUX9XEF8vO11NVGO/

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Reply GA Cooked Covid 19 Chart -By putting dates out of order -Whatever made it look like a downslide (Original post)
kpete May 2020 OP
Archae May 2020 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot May 2020 #2
mr_lebowski May 2020 #7
ProfessorGAC May 2020 #10
Salviati May 2020 #8
SoonerPride May 2020 #3
CottonBear May 2020 #4
BlueTsunami2018 May 2020 #5
CanonRay May 2020 #6
Ilsa May 2020 #9
dalton99a May 2020 #12
Grins May 2020 #11
captain queeg May 2020 #13
crickets May 2020 #14

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:37 PM

1. Rachel Maddow on friday showed this.

Kemp and his cronies end up looking like a bunch of absolute idiots.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:38 PM

2. "Error," my ass. Nobody makes mistakes like that.

Whoever did it figured out a way to make a chart where the data were technically correct but displayed in such a way that anybody who just glanced at the chart - which most people probably do - would infer that the trend was downward. These idiots aren't even competent at being dishonest.
This is the DU member formerly known as The Velveteen Ocelot.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:43 PM

7. It is possible ...

Chart making tools typically allow for sort orders to be set ... you could set it for 'by date ascending' or 'by count descending'. It's POSSIBLE someone could've been looking at it in one mode and forgot to set it back before release.

That said ... making that mistake 3 times is extremely unlikely.

And if it was not PERFECTLY in descending order (e.g. only some of the data in the chart followed that pattern), that would also be extremely suspect.
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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #7)

Sun May 17, 2020, 05:09 PM

10. Agreed

But as the poster below you said, the error maker needs to go.
I'm with you. Making this sort of mistake 3 times "feels" intentional.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:45 PM

8. Whoever is responsible for that chart should be fired.

The whole point of a chart like that is to convey information quickly, correctly, and succinctly. They're either purposefully lying, or staggeringly incompetent at their job. I don't care which, but either one should cause them to lose their job.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:38 PM

3. #AlternativeFacts

If you donít like the real facts just make some up

Most people wonít notice and if they do you issue a retraction that gets less notice

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:39 PM

4. I'm a Georgian and I hate KKKemp. He's trying to kill us. N/T

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:39 PM

5. "Error" my ass.

They are deliberately manipulating the data, outright fabricating it or not reporting it at all in the red states to further an agenda.

Itís disgusting and deadly.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:42 PM

6. Trump U Graphing Institute

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:46 PM

9. Best reply:

Dude. The cases in this country have basically gone to zero... check this graph. https://t.co/TG8sNlQGlM


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Response to Ilsa (Reply #9)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:12 PM

12. +1

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:10 PM

11. Was a "Sharpie" involved?

Asking for a ďfriendĒ...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 08:20 PM

13. Pretty sketchy. While I still don't know anyone very well that has caught Covid 19

An acquaintance of mine went back to Georgia recently to visit family and ended up in the hospital with it. Might have caught it on the trip or he might have gotten it there. Itís one of a few states whose statistics Iíd question.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 09:13 PM

14. If you can draw a direct line from the faked graph to the reopening of the state

to the inevitable deaths, somebody should have lot of lawsuits coming his way. I know it sounds quaint in this day and age, but given the stakes maybe an ethics charge, or I dunno, a criminal charge might be in order too. Kemp straight up lied to people, and some of them will die. It's not right for him to be able to shrug and walk away free of responsibility for that.

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