The creativity of humans in lousing up instructions is infinite.Or so says William M Briggs, Statistician. He was talking about the recent election in Wisconsin, where a late discovery of votes gave the incumbent, Justice Prosser. The Professor was going on about this and that at this blog post, "Wisconsin Election Statistics".
The Blogger also had this advice for helping to reduce the risk to the souls of reporters:
Some in the media took the updated results like a man, but the dejection in many of their voices was evident when asking Nickolaus “How?” and “Are you absolutely sure…?” Earlier, I argued that all journalists should preface their questions by naming their party affiliation or by admitting who they wanted to win, e.g., “Bob Boberts, ABC, Democrat, Kloppenburg hopeful. Do you think…?”I like the idea.
Regards — Cliff