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Subject:  Re: Crime rate to rise under Bush Date:  12/18/2001  7:58 PM
Author:  Goofyhoofy Number:  100144 of 1947660

Hypothesis: Overheard in the NYTimes newsroom:
Oh no! A Republican is in the White House! Quick! You, you, and you: start running homeless stories!


Data test: http://www.nytimes.com Advanced Search

Search for "homeless" from Feb 1, xxxx to Dec 18, xxxx

Results
Year    Party in White House     Number of stories returned

2001 Republican 635
2000 Democrat 736
1999 Democrat 780
1998 Democrat 683

Fact analysis: Fewer stories about "homeless" in the New York Times during identical months of a Republican administration.

Anticipated Theory: Sept 11 skewed the news stories by crowding out these stores this year during the past few months.

Search for "homeless" from Feb 1, xxxx to September 9, xxxx

Results
Year    Party in White House     Number of stories returned

2001 Republican 440
2000 Democrat 490
1999 Democrat 458
1998 Democrat 469

Factual analysis: More stories in the New York Times during a Democratic administration.

Conclusion: Another right-wing crackpot unsubstantiated piece of drivel.
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