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Media Hyperbole

Posted By Michael Edmonds On January 24, 2013 @ 7:48 am In Science and Society | 3 Comments

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On my way to work this morning I heard a rather unusual report on the radio news.

The first statement was along the lines of “New Zealanders blame overseas drivers for accidents on our roads”

This was then followed by a statement “justifying” this claim by saying

“in a survey a high percentage (sorry can’t remember the number) of New Zealanders believe overseas drivers are unprepared for our driving conditions”

My question is, does the second statement justify the conclusion made in the first?

*Note – the above is my paraphraisng of what I heard as I don’t have a photogrpahic memory, however I am sure I got the key point correct.



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