Opinion: Fact-checking that seal ‘census’

By Chris Cott
Windansea

Using fabricated or skewed numbers to make your point is not only transparent, but should be checked by the paper before being printed. Stated in the Dec. 22 issue AGAIN was “Fact: According to the lifeguard census there were more than 2 million visitors to the Casa/Children’s Pool in 2009.”

First of all, I didn’t know the lifeguards did a census, maybe a rough estimate. But OVER 2 million visitors? That is OVER 5,479 people a DAY! If they were coming 24 hours a day, seven days a week, that would be over 228 people an hour, Non-stop!

No wonder I can never find a parking spot!

Maybe if each one of these seal visitors gave $1, we could finish the lifeguard tower, take down the hideous scaffolding and we could incorporate a spa area for the seals and a lounge for the “over 2 million visitors a year.”

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Posted by Phil Dailey on Dec 29, 2010. Filed under Opinion. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

1 Comment for “Opinion: Fact-checking that seal ‘census’”

  1. Mr, Wizard

    Your right Mr. Cott, the Lifeguards just makes guesstimates, and thats all it is…

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