I admit I’m no math genus. My old partner used to claim I couldn’t count to 21 without taking off my shoes and unzipping my fly. That being said, I know that the answer to $327 million goes into $500 million is $1.53.
Those media folks that are so much smarter than the rest of us. These two make the claim that Mini-Mike could have paid everybody in the United States a million dollars. Instead he spent $500 million on his campaign. After all there are 327 million Americans. By liberal math that leaves Mini Mike a surplus of 173 million.
Brian Williams, There I was….
This is another example of the Michael Crichton’s cautions holding true.
“Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray’s case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the “wet streets cause rain” stories. Paper’s full of them.
In any case, you read with exasperation or amusement the multiple errors in a story, and then turn the page to national or international affairs, and read as if the rest of the newspaper was somehow more accurate about Palestine than the baloney you just read. You turn the page, and forget what you know.”
There are two lessons to be learned here. First, don’t trust the media. They either lie or have no idea what they are talking about. Secondly, never hire a liberal bookkeeper.