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    Frustrated with journalism

    OK--this is something that bugs me to death and I thought I'd come here and see if I can get some commiseration. Stating statistics (or whatever) in a misleading way. Here's from the DM Register:

    "I'm planning on playing in it next season, if not this year," Johnson said of the Cyclones making the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004-05.
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    That's only 1 season (OK, it'll probably be 2 seasons by next season--but still). Is it just me? I think the phrase "for the first time since" implies that it's been a good while. Same thing from the Ames Tribune (gocyclones.com):

    FREE THROWS. ISU improved to 17-1 on the season when leading at the half and 11-0 when scoring at least 70 points. ... Iowa State won seven away or neutral-court games this regular season, the most since the 2004-05 team won seven.
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    OK--I just needed to get it off my chest. At least they didn't tell us that we scored the most points ever in stretch from the 300th to 436th seconds of a game played in the afternoon not in Hilton against a conference foe who's school name starts with a "K" sound and that has a mascot with fur (no turtles! .. ??) that used to be in the Big 8.


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    Re: Frustrated with journalism

    I see that all the time too and it really bugs me. Glad to see I'm not the only one



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    Re: Frustrated with journalism

    You guys need a little thicker skin....



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    Re: Frustrated with journalism

    Wow... Slow news day?



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    Re: Frustrated with journalism

    well i think on the 2nd one it was showing an improvment, but i can see where you are coming from.. it can be frusteratin


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