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This subject was covered extensively in a book published in 1954 by Darrell Huff entitled How to Lie with Statistics. After reading this book you will find examples of how someone has lied (or unintentionally misrepresented the facts) in almost every newspaper article you read. To conserve space newspapers often print graphs that do not begin with zero thus illustrating trends, cycles, and seasonal movements in data that do not exist.Another great title is Innumeracy by Douglas R Hofstadter. The term was coined to represent how little the general public knows about numbers. It is a play on words referring to an illiteracy with numbers. It cites several examples of lawyers using statistics to prove their case when, in fact, the statistics are meaningless or even disprove what they intended to prove.I can give lots of examples if you wish.