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    Why Actual Journalism Matters

    Census office survey scandal grows as inflation stats faked | New York Post


    Because people can be flawed. Some times they make mistakes and other times they intentionally do so for reasons unknown. When those people work for our government we need journalism to report it. The author draws some conclusions. I'll draw my own, but at least someone reported the issue.

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    Re: Why Actual Journalism Matters

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Census office survey scandal grows as inflation stats faked | New York Post


    Because people can be flawed. Some times they make mistakes and other times they intentionally do so for reasons unknown. When those people work for our government we need journalism to report it. The author draws some conclusions. I'll draw my own, but at least someone reported the issue.

    the methodology was flawed
    but it was imposed on the employees
    if they did not meet the 75% response level then their work would have been found unsatisfactory, potentially resulting in them losing their jobs
    so, they face a choice: do they allow themselves to lose their jobs or do they fudge the data to meet an unrealistic target

    when measuring performance, the standard to be met should always be within the employee's control
    commerce/census management failed to recognize this reality
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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