Thursday, June 04, 2009

Stop Lying, Kate Murray!

Kate Murray repeats the same lies that she did two years ago. Murray says on her website that "Hempstead Town has earned the highest Wall Street credit ratings available (four grades higher than Nassau County’s ratings)."
If that were true, then Nassau County's rating would be close to Junk which it is not.
We busted Kate 2 years ago trying to pull the same fast one. Last time she used a graph to illustrate her point..

That looks real impressive if you don't know how to fake a graph.
It should actually look like this:
As I explained then, "I
f you count from "A" to Aa+", it does indeed look like "four steps higher than Nassau." And the graph dramatically shows the HUGE gap between Nassau and the Town of Hempstead.
Of course, this is not exactly where the truth lies. The "+" ratings are NOT full points but intermidiary ratings. And the chart has three versions of "A" and three versions on "Aa" which makes it look like there is a bigger difference."

So Kate, stop lying.
You got caught. Again.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How is that lying? She just used a different scale. Of course using a standard scale would not highlight the point of the graph. In the same way scientists use logarithmic scales to highlight certain elements in a set of data, she used an altered scale to highlight that the Town of Hempstead does indeed have a higher rating than the whole of Nassau County.