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Monday, July 12, 2010

Normal murder.

Someone forgot to forward an email rumor to me a year and a half ago.

FactCheck was debunking an e-rumor about Mr Obama. What did you expect? Naturally, details of e-rumor are exaggerated, which is what makes them both a fun read and a poor news source.

But ol' FactCheck seems to have uncovered an interesting fact:

The murder rate for counties carried by Obama was 6.56 per 100,000 inhabitants, less than half the rate claimed in the message. The rate for counties carried by McCain was 3.60 per 100,000, much higher than claimed in the message.
Gee. FactCheck says the e-rumor had some truth to it, even though it wasn't exact. You're still about twice as likely to be murdered if you live where Obama supporters are densest.

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