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There are lies, damn lies, and then there are charts:

By Ezra Klein  |  January 8, 2010; 12:30 PM ET
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I'm a schoolteacher, and I see more every day how the next generation is growing up not just in a visual culture, but in an interactively visual culture. I have a feeling that just as moving into social media and internet-based helped the democrats this past cycle, a move into interactive media could be the next big thing. Would it really be that hard to make a flash-based game that explains how the health care plan works?

Posted by: jacobh | January 8, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Timely. Just this morning I was thinking about HOW TO create a visual presentation of the pertinent info in the Kevin Drum article (from yesterday) and also how to make it go 'viral'.

I honestly believe it's the only way to give enough people the (political, social, environmental) information needed to stimulate them to take action.

Posted by: onewing1 | January 8, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

"Pie charts suck!"

He is exactly right. My favorite part of the video. However, I take exception to his assertion that a decline in pirates has no causal relationship to global warming. The chart clearly indicates that the fewer pirates we have, the higher global temperatures climb.

For the good of the planet, we need more pirates.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | January 11, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

Curious. Did my comment here get expunged because I *quoted the video*, and it didn't like me quoting that thing about the pie charts?

Or was it because I'm one of the few people out there brave enough to speak truth to power? It's a lack of peg-legged, eye-patched pirates that's behind climate change. Charts don't lie.

You can censor me. But you can't deny the ultimate truth of pirates and Global Warming. I saw it on the chart.

Posted by: Kevin_Willis | January 11, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

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