Tuesday, 12 August 2008

NY Times Editors Need Math Help

The article was on August ninth in the Times, with a title of Chinese Basketball Builds Toward Podium... It was a nice article, polite, balanced, and informative...and then it had a paragraph that said
"With 300,000 million people playing basketball across the country — roughly the same number as the population of the United States — and with money being poured into the sport at the youth level, China is aiming to make the medal round at these Olympics."
Ok, now look up the population of China... and the USA.... Keep this in mind the next time the TIMES decides to publish an article on the inability of America's youth to do mathematics.

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