Bad Astronomy

Outfoxing H1N1

Man, it must be easy to work at Fox news.

Well, not at first. I imagine when they remove most of your brain it might be painful at first, but after that it’s easy enough. After all, how much energy did it take to create this poll?

The current results aren’t surprising: Fox news readers think taking the vaccine is a higher risk by a margin of almost 2 to 1 (out of 18,000+ votes). And I thought most antivaxxers were on the left side of the political spectrum! It sure is nice to know that Fox can agree with left-wingers on something. And of course they’re both wrong.

… and I can’t help but notice the disclaimer on the bottom: “This is not a scientific poll”. Are they bragging?

Tip o’ the needle to Cristiani Senni.