Wow, a new WSJ column just for me

Wow, a new WSJ column just for me: It’s no secret that I believe 9-out-of-10 reporters flunked statistics. So, I am an instant fan of The Numbers Guy (free link) by Carl Bialik, a new column about “the way numbers and statistics are used – and abused – in the news, business and politics” that launched today in the Wall Street Journal. Coincidentally, the first column is about the “so-called” Asian bird flu. I say, “coincidentally,” because, well, here’s the story on David Weinberger’s blog, four years ago.