Wednesday, July 02, 2008

A surprising fact from AP!

Surprising fact: Half of gun deaths are suicides

Well, golly gee! I hate surprises like that, so whenever I write a post about a topic, I do what we in The Biz call, "research."

You see, when you do "research," you investigate claims, and find out details!

For instance, if I were writing a post about the number of people who get injured riding bicycles, I would look up the relevant number of bike-related injuries.

But here's the tricky part! Once I HAVE that number, I try to find out WHY that number is what it is. If this particular number includes pedestrians who are injured BY bicycles, then I'll want to remove those to get my number as accurate as possible.

You see what I did there? I asked questions! Instead of just finding something that I believe is true, and posting it because it fits my expectations.

1 comment:

defiant_infidel said...

Nice attempt at instructing the intentionally ignorant... or maybe you were just being facetious? :)