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Bad titles? Ben Goldacre surprised at new idea for the Times

December 17th, 2008Posted by in Newspapers, Online Journalism

Dr Ben Goldacre reports that the Times has launched a new feature called… ‘Bad Statistics’. It asks readers: ‘Send your bad statistics to badstats@thetimes.co.uk’.

Déjà vu?

‘Rip off’ one commenter writes below the first piece. Ben Goldacre of the Guardian’s ‘Bad Science’ column, despite heading his blog post ‘Rather brilliantly I have been plagiarised by the Times’, seems philosophical:

“Good for the cause though. And the bloke who writes it used to comment here.  I hope it, er, gets better.”

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