All 193% of Republicans Support Palin, Romney and Huckabee

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What happens when enterprising Americans watch Fox News and use Twitter simultaneously? Constant hilarity, that is what, as you can see from this fun “info-graphic” on the Fox News, which explains how Sarah Palin’s supposedly strong 70% support from GOP idiots is still no match for Huckabee’s 63% support, or Romney’s 60%. What? [Twitter of "Keventhepang"]

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123 comments

  1. memzilla

    As Obama’s staffers have said, if Palin is the 2012 nominee, I will donate the maximum legal amount to her campaign.

  2. facehead

    The “source” is quite a knee-slapper (personally I would have used deep throat, or tea bag).

    [re=464740]CrunchyKnee[/re]: You will burn in Wonkette Hell, and by that I mean Riley will ignite a bag of dogshit on your front porch and run.

  3. SayItWithWookies

    [re=464751]freppish[/re]: When Huckabee’s around, it’s always necessary to bring an extra pie.

  4. CycloneArmageddon

    The chart makes sense if you assume “Back” means “Would have unprotected anal sex with.” It’s kind of a venn diagram that failed.

  5. Lascauxcaveman

    NOW I know how the conservatards in power before Barry managed to get our national debt up so many trillion$…

  6. HipHopOpotamus

    [re=464751]freppish[/re]: Wait, you mean, if you double the size of the pie (it’s more American that way), it doesn’t double the allowed representation? I thought this graph was being mocked because it was missing 7% ?

  7. Servo

    I see the respondents were former hedge fund managers.

    [re=464760]SayItWithWookies[/re]:
    Sarah gets meatcake.

  8. Nasara

    Sadly, it just comes down to the fact that some idiot hit the pie chart function in Excel instead of bar graph. Sheesh – they have a job and I don’t! The problem in America isn’t unemployment…it’s that too many people have jobs and really shouldn’t.

  9. McDuff

    Sarah, Mike and Mittens will be running as the “Tripartite Candidate” to meet the 110 IQ requirement for a presidential candidate listed in the 31st Amendment.

  10. Pizzuti

    Beyond the percentage issue, I was confused why the Republican Party was running hypotheticals about the “Black Palin,” “Black Huckabee” and “Black Romney.”

  11. shadowMark

    [re=464751]freppish[/re]: It’s a post-modern pie chart. Kids don’t care how old people made pie charts.

  12. Mahousu

    [re=464770]Ken Layne[/re]: Put food on your family!
    Knock down the tollbooth!
    Vulcanize society!
    Make the pie higher!
    Make the pie higher!

  13. Mustang

    Maybe they were insinuating overlaps … but then they should have had purple and orange or…no…that wouldn’t even make sense plus you can’t mix red and green and green and blue, well you get blue green but…Oh Hell with Wonkette! Why do you always hate Sarah Palin?

  14. RoscoePColtraine

    Some people see the things that are and ask, why? Some people dream of things that never should have been let out of hell and ask, why not?

  15. snideinplainsight

    I just want to say, this would be gigantic, tinsel-tastic Christmas gift if this were our field for the 2012 Republican primary. I would leave Santa extra cookies and milk!

  16. magic titty

    Yeah but only 3% more Republicans support Palin + Huckabee minus Romney than they do Palin + Romney minus Huckabee, which means…….

    Wait, let me re-jigger the numbers and I’ll get back to ya.

  17. One Yield Regular

    What with Egypt being put on the map next to Afghanistan and “inadvertent mistakes” with stock footage, how does anyone in FOX’s graphics department still have a job?

  18. RoscoePColtraine

    [re=464808]One Yield Regular[/re]: The whole lot: CNN, MSNBC and FOX have just deplorable producers and editors. Ever sit and read some of the copy that scrolls across the bottom of the screen? The spelling errors would be funny if you took away the fact that they were committed (presumably) by a person with a college education.

  19. shadowMark

    [re=464808]One Yield Regular[/re]: how does anyone in FOX’s graphics department still have a job?

    Deep throat, anal sex, oatmeal raisin cookies.

  20. Snarkalicious

    I would point out that the lack of three L’s on that chart is the only think keeping it from being the funniest shit ever.

  21. Carrabuda

    [re=464811]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: I have been an unemployed editor for almost a year now, so yes, I do sit and read the scroll, and fume. How hard is it to run a damn spellcheck?

  22. Accordion-o-rama

    What I find interesting is the 3D foreshortening and highlighting that makes Romney’s 60% seem like the largest of the three. I take this to mean that Prince Rupert has decreed that Romney will be the 2012 nominee. Murdoch should be Time’s “Man of the Decade”.

  23. BigDupa

    Bar charts are for pussies! Pie charts are as Americn as pie and our failed educational system. Eat that Europe!

  24. Mad Brahms

    [re=464833]madtowngooner[/re]: This made me actually laugh out loud. A rising pie, indeed.

    So what do we think the poll actually measured? Likelihood to vote for any individual candidate vs. some straw-democrat? I mean, obviously, the chart is a logical / aesthetic disaster, but they must have been measuring *something* that adds up to those odd chunks of Math(tm).

  25. RoscoePColtraine

    [re=464830]Carrabuda[/re]: The problem with spellcheck is, it doesn’t work when you fuck up homophones.

  26. Extemporanus

    It appears that Operation Pie Spy is already bearing fruit.

    Also, is a Back Huckabee like a Rand Paul?

  27. WickedWitch

    [re=464751]freppish[/re]: The polling people took that that “Noooo Math” that was so fashionable back in the day.

  28. UnattendedConsequence

    Make The Pie Higher

    I think we all agree, the past is over.
    This is still a dangerous world.
    It’s a world of madmen
    And uncertainty
    And potential mental losses.

    Rarely is the question asked
    Is our children learning?
    Will the highways of the internet
    Become more few?
    How many hands have I shaked?

    They misunderestimate me.
    I am a pitbull on the pantleg of opportunity.
    I know that the human being and the fish
    Can coexist.

    Families is where our nation finds hope
    Where our wings take dream.
    Put food on your family!
    Knock down the tollbooth!
    Vulcanize society!
    Make the pie higher!
    Make the pie higher!

  29. YellowKid

    That “Opinions Dynamic” is likey just another ham-handed f-up in this dog’s breakfast of graphics, but it makes it sound like they’re working with some damn French company – which is just disgusting!

  30. Aquannissiwamissoo

    Fox identified them all as Republicans and spelled their last names right so back the fuck off.

    And I bet the temperature was 47 !!! Somewhere !!!

  31. El Pinche

    FoxNews uses high school coach math (“Hey youngblood! if you don’t give me 110%, I’ll rape you behind the bleachers!”).

  32. Aquannissiwamissoo

    If you round off and use error bars and whiskers, they all got 193 percent of the each person’s vote.

  33. Mr Blifil

    Note how they introduced a random factor into the total percentage. 193 is an excellent number if one wants to simulate a figure that has not been predetermined. Seems more organic and almost accidental. They did this to burnish their credibility.

  34. Mad Brahms

    [re=464914]Aquannissiwamissoo[/re]: “Zero” tolerance, eh? Given the audience, maybe they should’ve picked a less mathematical chastisement…

  35. Paul Tardy

    The purposely left out Ron Paul’s 7%, see how it does not add up to 200%. Crafty those Australians.

  36. Downtheroadapiece

    [re=464914]Aquannissiwamissoo[/re]: Oh sweet JEBUS! From the mentioned memo: “….This experience should make us stronger editorially, and I encourage everyone to invest themselves one hundred and ten percent in this effort.”

    Heckuva job thar Fox!

  37. One Yield Regular

    [re=465152]Downtheroadapiece[/re]: Excelant.

    [re=464830]Carrabuda[/re]: You now know where to send your CV!

  38. Darkness

    [re=464831]mardam422[/re]: General Rule #28: Republicans have never in the history of the world accused anyone of doing that which they weren’t already guilty of.

    (and before you say it, English isn’t fucking Latin. Give it a rest.)

  39. WesternCorrespondent

    [re=464808]One Yield Regular[/re]: “What with Egypt being put on the map next to Afghanistan and “inadvertent mistakes” with stock footage, how does anyone in FOX’s graphics department still have a job?”

    My theory is that the producers at Fox News keep doing this over and over to test their viewing audience — to see if they’re paying attention, or if they’re hypnotized — or comatose.

    After watching this video — http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/23/palin-supporters-struggle_n_367800.html — I vote for none of the above.

    The Fox News viewers are just stupid.

  40. Bowdoin

    [re=464750]PsycGirl[/re]: It was a survey of olds, which is the Pox Noise audience, and they thought it meant “BACK PAIN” which it otherwise resembles.

  41. Bowdoin

    [re=464771]HipHopOpotamus[/re]: There is the story, of course, of the pizza guy poised with his roller-cutter over a big pie, asking, “You want six or twelve slices?” and the guy (Faux Noise fan) replies, “Better make it twelve; I’m starvin’.”

  42. Devlin

    This graph certainly seems un-intelligable at first glance. Perhaps they conducted a survey which allowed respondents to say they “back” more than one candidate, and so each of the three percentage figures refer to the percent of the total 100% that said they back that persons candidacy without needing to choose an exclusive candidate which they support.

  43. Carrabuda

    [re=464874]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: Even if it misses homophones, it would still pick up lots of these goofs – not to mention it’s 1) easy and 2) free. It’s the “why bother?” meta-narrative that bugs me most.

    [re=465217]One Yield Regular[/re]: Nope, I’ve left the Fourth Estate for good. I now create infographics – but NOT for Fox News. :-)

  44. Cy_Guy

    [re=464881]YellowKid[/re]: I’m pretty sure they screwed up the polling organization’s name too – it’s Opinion Dynamics. Is FOX now entirely staffed with unpaid interns now? Or maybe they hired the press corps from the Bush White House out of pity?

  45. Jim89048

    [re=465324]Devlin[/re]: If so, a pie-chart isn’t what they needed to use. A bar graph would’ve gotten their point across without looking like total morans in the process. Which is what we’ve come to expect from them, so carry on, I guess.

  46. breischl

    I’m guessing they used a survey question phrased similarly to “Please tell me whether you think each of the following people is or is not qualified to be president.”

    For example, see the second poll (from USA Today/Gallup) listed here: http://www.pollingreport.com/2012.htm

    That was a different poll, but it showed similar results.

    I know, it’s more fun to make fun of Fox. And it’s much more fun to pretend the source says just “Opinions.” Because that shows how godlike the commenter’s intelligence is compared to Fox News.

  47. Daveislikelol

    Another fine example of Murdoch’s ‘quality journalism’ that soon everyone will be paying for – lol

  48. fritzpeterson

    It’s always easy to make fun of something when you take it out of context. The original poll, does indeed add up to over 100% as it measures favorable ratings – I certainly hope you all knew that and are just taking the easy shot at your favorite target. No doubt, they did a poor job of creating a chart that can’t stand on it’s own. And OMG, they added an “s” to the source. A typo! – what a bunch of idiots! That NEVER happens on left-leaning media! Please.

    You’ve had your fun. Now get real you math whizzes and explain to us how the numbers for the Health Care bill add up!

  49. teh4x

    Adding to the above post by fritzpeterson, in this case, a pie chart was a really stupid way to go as there are obviously people who approve of all 3, leading to a total more than 100%. Each percentage is out of its own 100%.

    What, like you never used a pie chart when you should’ve used something else? A bar graph maybe?

    I don’t support any of these candidates, but god damn, let it go right-wing vultures.

  50. teh4x

    Adding to what fritzpeterson said above, the obvious source of this conundrum is that each percentage is taken out of 100. Obviously, among Republicans there are going to be people who back ALL THREE candidates.

    What, like you never used the wrong chart before? A bar graph would’ve been more appropriate here, but they screwed up. Let it go.

  51. pchacker

    OK everyone…lets relax a bit. There are two ways to get here:

    1.) Everyone open Excel and put the values in the respective rows/columns. Then create a graph, and instead of clicking (on the Data Labels tab) “Label Contains Value” instead of “Label Contains Percentage”. That’s how you’ll get this configuration.

    2.) The other way would be to create the graph as a bar chart with the values. And then if someone decided to change it to a pie-chart (because the 3-D graphic “looks better”), without going to that same tab, you’ll ALSO get this configuration.

    Don’t believe it – try it yourself…it’ll only take a minute or two.

    So I’m guessing they have someone that’s relatively new to Excel that didn’t double-check at their output before turning it in or someone turned in a boring 2D bar chart and someone without checking, opted to change it to a 3D pie chart, not realizing what they were doing, and now everyone is ready to jump on the bandwagon…as if this is some sort of huge issue.

    Like I said…relax people, unless you’ve done every single aspect of your job to perfection, every day of your life.

    Five minutes of investigation would dismiss all this crap…petty people these days…

  52. UnattendedConsequence

    It might be that some of the recent commenters disunderstood the nature of this site. There must be some actual serious site where you can to make excuses for zillion-dollar media empires that can’t handle excel basics.

  53. Billy Bob

    YESSIREE PCHATTER!! THEM COMMIE BEDWETTIN FREEDOMHATERS NEED TO SETTLE DOWN WITH ALL THERE MATHY ASS-GRABIN!

    LIKE THEY NEVER MESSED UP A PIE CHART BEFORE! I FUCK PIE CHARTS UP TODOS LOS DIAS. AND LIKE THEY’VE NEVER BUTCHERED A MAP OF THE MIDDLE EAST! COME ON, RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU HAVEN’T MISTAKEN “STOCK FOOTAGE” OF A PALIN EVENT FOR REAL FOOTAGE! THAT’S WHAT I THOUGHT! AND HOW WERE THEY SUPPOSED TO TELL THAT A CROWD OF 10,000 WASN’T 100,000 ?!?

    AND IF YOU THINK THAT BECAUSE ALL THOSE ERRORS WERE IN CONSERVATIVE’S FAVOR, THEN FOX NEWS IS MISLEADING, YOU MUST ALSO BELEIVE IN EVOLUTION! YEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWW! *spittles in bucket*

  54. IonaTrailer

    No one noticed this before they put it on the air????

    Maybe the *really* funny part is that none of the viewers noticed anything unusual either….

  55. slowuncle

    [re=465510]pchacker[/re]: …or aybe you are slow to appreciate that the unintentionally funny are the funniest of all

  56. FAILagain

    Nice try.
    1) This is a LOCAL FOX affiliate, not FOX News national. The logo in the bottom left reveals that.
    2) Local stations are notorious for graphic snafus. If you’re looking for an agenda, point your finger at the DC FOX station, not FNC.
    3) Funny – you kids wanna take FNC to task for facts and accuracy, but you left out key details regarding the above graphic. Why? Because it didn’t support your case? Because the point you’re trying to make would have been invalidated by facts?

    Lastly – You have no obligation to be truthful or honest, you’re just a simple blogger with a large following of sheep. Essentially, you’re nothing but a MySpace page for rabid political trolls. So, feel free to present warped information: it puts you in the same category as the subject of your criticism.

  57. FAILagain

    [re=465537]UnattendedConsequence[/re]: “There must be some actual serious site where you can to make excuses for zillion-dollar media empires that can’t handle excel basics.

    This was not one of those empires. Good try.

  58. FAILagain

    [re=465510]pchacker[/re]: If you think Producers, let alone graphics guys, use excel to generate these graphs then kindly exit this conversation. You’re a moron.
    That’s equivalent to using a fish to hammer a nail.

  59. FAILagain

    [re=465464]Daveislikelol[/re]: “Another fine example of Murdoch’s ‘quality journalism’ that soon everyone will be paying for”

    Do you have any ideas of your own or do you get paid to be a parrot?

  60. FAILagain

    [re=464780]Nasara[/re]: “Sadly, it just comes down to the fact that some idiot hit the pie chart function in Excel instead of bar graph. Sheesh – they have a job and I don’t! The problem in America isn’t unemployment…it’s that too many people have jobs and really shouldn’t.

    The person at the LOCAL FOX station has a job because they know what programs to use and supposedly how to use them. You don’t have a job because you think that TV stations use EXCEL to create graphics for air.

    You’re right, the issue isn’t unemployment, it’s people like you who deserve to be jobless because you’re too stupid and self-serving to dvelop any employable skills…but the facts aren’t important, just your agenda, right?

  61. FAILagain

    [re=464914]Aquannissiwamissoo[/re]: “Ken Layne must be 500 gajillion percent wrong cuz:

    FishbowlDC reports that Fox’s management has issued a memo declaring that “Effective immediately, there is zero tolerance for on-screen errors.”

    http://thinkprogress.org/2009/11/23/fox-news-memo/

    This memo is irrelevant as it was an internal memo at FNC. This graphic snafu is from a local Fox affiliate.

    Additionally, this portion of this memo that states “…it’s better to get it right than to get it on [the air]…” has been issued countless times in countless newsrooms across the country since the days of radio…and before FNC. But don’t let facts cloud your opinions.

  62. mrbrill

    Hey, quit putting down Fox News! Fox News is the only true news source which does not let facts (or math or a basic understanding of what a “pie” chart means) get in the way of reporting!

  63. mrbrill

    “A zero tolerance for on-screen errors”!! That’ll show the nay-sayers! Perhaps they ought to put that in a pie chart, too!

  64. Billy Bob

    THAT’S RIGHT FAILAGAIN!! THESE MORONS DON’T KNOW AN AFFILIATE FROM A CORPORATION IF IT WAS WEARIN A TU-TU AND BENDIN OVER IN THEIR FACE!

    YOU’RE OBVIOUSLY WAY SMARTER THAN THESE BUNCH OF PUSSY-ASS LIBS, SO WHY DON’T YOU GO AHEAD AND EXPLAIN THE TEABAGGER CROWD ESTIMATION OOPSY, THE SARAH PALIN BOOKSIGNING STOCK FOOTAGE OOPSY, AND NOW THE TAX-PAYER FUNDED PUBLIC OPTION OOPSY. http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/11/fox-host-public-option-would-be-tax-payer-funded-government-health-care-program.php

    YEAH GO AHEAD AND EXPLAIN IT TO EM, AND SHUT EM DOWN!

  65. Billy Bob

    OH, YEAH, AND GREAT ANALOGY ABOUT NAILING A NAIL WITH A FISH TO USING EXCEL TO MAKE A PIECHART!! OBVIOUSLY GRAPHICS LIKE THESE ARE WAY TO COMPLICATED FOR EXCEL!

    YEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAA

  66. mickster99

    What you libruls don’t understand is, as Rove stated, we right wingers create our own reality. While you are trying to understand us, we are already creating a new reality. This means we can make shit up and our believers will just nod their heads acknowledging our new reality. You’ll just never catch up with our advanced realities that are just too complex for you to undertand.

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