Media Matters is pushing back against the MSNBC story about the donation patterns of journalists by arguing that MSNBC only cited a small sample of all journalists.
- MEDIA MATTERS: Kurtz claimed "a lot of journalists" are giving to Dems — but number giving at all is tiny percentage of whole
- MEDIA MATTERS: Kurtz again cited report on journalists’ donations without noting that only tinyfraction gave at all
Yes, if only there was some method of making inferences about a population based on data from a smaller sample.
It really makes me wonder if someone at Media Matters ran this "argument" by a colleague and they responded "Yeah! That's gold!"
At this point you need to stop trying. You're embarrassing the species.