Lying with Averages
Why is Bush's "average" bogus? Because it uses the arithmetric mean, not the median.
Excerpt from Chapter 2 of How to Lie With Statistics by Darrell Huff -- figures adjusted for inflation!
How to Lie with Statistics Like George W. Bush: "Darrell Huff warned us about people like this president."
Not your ordinary averages by Bryan Keefer.