Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Skewz Me

Here is a website that lets readers rate news stories on a personal liberal-conservative scale. Results are summarized by story and by media. In the story above 37 reader's ratings are summarized. This gives an indication of the political bias or, less pejoratively, the point of view of the article.

Although you can see all the ratings that I have squished below, I would prefer to see the histogram of all the ratings as I have inserted lower. Like this: Did that one guy who rated this story as the most liberal really understand the scale?
What is even more informative is the Cloud View you can get for a media comparision.

How biased is your source of news?

Bad Baseball Graphics

So what's wrong with this picture.
See here for the answer.