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www.ft.com/content/2e43b3e8-01c7-11e6-ac98-3c15a1aa2e62

One can only speculate as to why Trump lent his megaphone to bogus statistics, but when challenged on Fox News by the political commentator Bill O’Reilly, he replied, “Hey, Bill, Bill, am I ...

www.datapine.com/blog/misleading-statistics-and-data

Examples of misleading statistics in the media and politics; Misleading statistics in the media are quite common. On Sept. 29, 2015, Republicans from the U.S. Congress questioned Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, regarding the misappropriation of $500 million in annual federal funding.

www.thehealthculture.com/2011/05/the-misuse-of-health-statistics-by-politicians

The misuse of health statistics by politicians. Posted by Jan on May 29, ... 2 Responses to The misuse of health statistics by politicians. Anne Marie cunningham says: June 1, 2011 at 5:27 pm ... There’s been so much happening with health care reform (and politics) in the US in the last two+ years that I feel sorely under-informed about what ...

www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/on-the-economy-the-campaigns-say-only-some...

But the misuse of numbers goes beyond political machinations. Numbers, particularly economic statistics, are often not as precise as they appear, especially when reported in real time.

tennesseestar.com/2018/07/01/three-common-ways-governments-misuse-statistics...

While statistics can be valuable, they can be easily misrepresented. A 2017 study on the use of statistics in news characterized the problem as such: “The constant supply of data produced by think tanks, government agencies, independent researchers, academics and others is a significant and a potentially healthy democratic resource.

www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/03/trumps-abuse-of-government-data

Those statistics have often played a role in politics. In good times—under Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton—the data have helped an incumbent win reëlection.

www.quora.com/What-are-some-examples-of-misuse-of-statistics-in-public-policy...

Anti-global warming stances. Let’s take a look at some: This is Ted Cruz’s graph about global temperature, however, if we don’t use the starting point that he did, and we look more long term, the trend becomes quite clear: Puts the graph into a bi...

www.nytimes.com/2018/08/10/opinion/politics/giuliani-trump-chicago-data-crime.html

Too Many Politicians Misuse and Abuse Crime Data ... The political discourse around gun violence — much like that around climate change ... Both survey research and police statistics reported to ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misuse_of_statistics

Statistics, when used in a misleading fashion, can trick the casual observer into believing something other than what the data shows. That is, a misuse of statistics occurs when a statistical argument asserts a falsehood. In some cases, the misuse may be accidental. In others, it is purposeful and for the gain of the perpetrator.

scienceblogs.com/goodmath/2007/01/18/sex-crimes-and-illegal-immigra-1

This one is an astonishingly nasty slight of hand, and a great example of how people misuse statistics to support a political agenda. It's by someone named "Dr. Deborah Schurman-Kauflin", and it's ...