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Saturday, June 02, 2007

The Daily Tele Graph

Today's Daily Tele Graph comes from New Zealand.



I hope you all learnt something from that!

11 comments:

Karen said...

Sounds about as useful as this study. The choice of headline is certainly surprising.

TimT said...

Yes, 'Figure 9.02' just isn't going to bring the punters in.

TimT said...

If that's the one you're referring too...

Karen said...

Sorry, but I'm a bit confused. Maybe it's not my day for understanding jokes!

TimT said...

Not mine, either!

Caz said...

Actually the choice of headline was clearly a deliberate attempt to convey the results of the study, though no doubt some of our gay or bisexual friends may find the "real men" descriptor for "straight" men a tad offensive.

If you turn Figure 11.03 upside down and read it backwards it provides the voting results for the next Federal election Timmy.

TimT said...

Well, what do you know, so it does...

Karen said...

I took Tim's post as a satire on the sort of nonsense which masquerades as science or research reporting in most newspapers. I don't see the headline as factual or an attempt to convey the results of the study at all. It's an attempt to be provocative by being potentially offensive, possibly in order to get people to click through to the article from a link on another page (thereby viewing more ads). The article makes very little attempt to detail the results of the study properly- there's no information about sample size or methodology. It doesn't even name the principal researchers, little less quote them. I get the name of an Australian academic (a psychologist, google reveals), but it isn't clear what involvement he may or may not have had with the UK-based study.

Of course, with this sort of thing it's often difficult to see how much the researcher has told the journalist and how much the journalist has (sometimes wilfully) misunderstood in order to maintain the "novelty" angle.

Anyway, it's all tedious stuff. And yes, the idea that gay and bisexual men are less "male" than heterosexual men and that, similarly, gay or bisexual women are less "female" than heterosexual women makes me bristle.

TimT said...

I'm ashamed to say it was just an exceedingly bad pun on newspaper names - a graph about television under the title of 'Tele Graph'.

TimT said...

I also like using graphs as pictures. I think they're pretty.

Karen said...

Graphs are indeed very pretty. My computational fluid dynamics-studying friend has graphs that would make your eyes water with their beauty.

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