As Twitchy reported earlier, the White House tweeted out a graph showing how President Biden’s first year in office “was the strongest year for economic growth since 1984.” There’s a rule that the White House can’t delete tweets, so the chart’s still up, even though the White House has issued a “corrected” version.
This is y you proofread.
If you want a corrected chart to share the news of our record economic growth, use this one instead. pic.twitter.com/t147ly2fHY
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 27, 2022
Some eagle-eyed chart aficionados spotted some funny business going on with the Y-axis in the original.
Chart Man deems this chart Very Bad (0 stars) for changing the y axis scale at the top to make it look more impressive https://t.co/yIIezP6pzk
— Matt Shirley (@mattsurely) January 27, 2022
C'mon man pic.twitter.com/ABa9H1ADpN
— Chad Scherrer (@ChadScherrer) January 27, 2022
I don't say this lightly but whoever is doing the charts for the White House needs to be fired or reassigned. Check out the y-axis: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5.5, 6. This is like the 37th time they've done something stupid and amateurish like this, which tells me it's not a mistake. https://t.co/pJTZjKt6m9
— Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) January 27, 2022
Yup. It's ridiculous and it keeps happening.
— snow🗽 (@snowmanomics) January 27, 2022
Thanks for noticing this. They shouldn’t be doing this.
— Lori Thombs (@LoriThombs) January 27, 2022
Absolutely pointless, immediately obvious deception. Who do they have making their graphs over there, somebody's grandkid?
— Keje Scott (@FineFadedSilver) January 27, 2022
Just wildly unprofessional and deceptive
— ClutchYadi (@Clarkmeister1) January 27, 2022
It's not the first time that this White House has released dishonest propaganda, and it won't be the last. They view this sort of thing as a clever feature, not a bug.
— Hollowpoint (@Davejb70) January 27, 2022
It's arrogance. They think their audience is too stupid to notice. They believe that they are better than you.
— BTME (@btme87) January 27, 2022
— Stefan Hayden (@StefanHayden) January 27, 2022
u dont just *accidentally* add a 5.5 to the y axis lol
— CRΞWS web3 music @ethdenver (@theyoungcrews) January 27, 2022
That didn’t happen by accident. Someone had to make an effort to squeeze the 5.5 in there. Who requested that be done and why?
— Reclaiming My Everything (@WhyIsKorisTaken) January 27, 2022
yeah i don't think changing your Y axis to make the last measurement taller was a "proofreading error" https://t.co/sMsy3F7EI4
— Daniel M. Jimenez (@DMJreports) January 27, 2022
No, this was not some typo or mistake.
Someone at the White House deliberately changed the y axis at the top to artificially inflate 2021’s results.
Says a lot they aren’t deleting the original tweet. https://t.co/xgO9EVhPpp
— Andrew Kerr (@AndrewKerrNC) January 27, 2022
Why do you guys do this every time
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) January 28, 2022
We fixed the y axis 👏 pic.twitter.com/gDnpBbNboq
— Ramp Capital (@RampCapitalLLC) January 27, 2022
LOL sure sure bro… you purposely did that shit https://t.co/r7PFop2lFk
— Matt The-Irrefutable (@Irrefutablematt) January 28, 2022
Go on, keep playin' like you didn't just get caught lying.
— J.G. Petruna (@jgpetruna) January 27, 2022
You 100.5% did this on purpose and hoped no one would notice, @WhiteHouse.
— Dock Currie☭ (@Dock_Currie) January 27, 2022
Stop pretending that the original was a mistake. You literally had to change the height of the 2021 bar to make it fit your ridiculous y-axis.
— Piping Hot Centrist Takes (@CentristLogic) January 27, 2022
Even with the correction, this is deeply misleading.
— Gert B. Frobe (@ThumblessGrasp) January 27, 2022
Oh come the fuck on, THAT'S YOUR EXCUSE? Why does it keep happening? Saying you're incompetent and not liars isn't the win you think it is. Fucking clowns. https://t.co/esmXcUi7X9
— Miss Riss (@Its_Miss_Riss) January 27, 2022
Proofread my ass that was clearly intentional https://t.co/c1g4CYy0sB
— Greg (@GregTeeIII) January 27, 2022
See, this administration is fighting crime. It solved today's earlier chart crime in less than 10 hours! https://t.co/aTwjI5cUgS
— Karl Fisch (@karlfisch) January 27, 2022
When you’re explaining you’re losing.
— Mike Koehl (@mpk62) January 27, 2022
Just admit you thought you could slide one past us.
— 8-5 according to Pawlll (@AnxiousAlakazam) January 27, 2022
MONTHLY STIMULUS CHECKS IS INFRASTRUCTURE
— $2,000 Checks & SSI Reform (@AdamFYeah) January 27, 2022
Somehow this doesn't change the price of a gallon of gas, put food on the empty store shelves, or deal with the record inflation. But take your victory lap.
— Organic Oracle Outlaw (@OrganicOracle) January 28, 2022
Biden WH, other Dems go above-and-beyond the call of gaslighting duty to convince us how great the economy’s doing https://t.co/mX6uojVAjp
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 27, 2022