This article in the Telegraph had a huge error in the graphic depicting the relative size of two populations:
The center circle size is off by a factor of almost 100...and yet it made it into a major news publication - what's more, none of the comments mentioned it. The writer, graphic designer and editor missed it and the readership is too ignorant to be able to assess the presented data. Perhaps that's why the media are not too concerned about the amount of debt nations are carrying - a trillion,a billion, what's the difference?........and no-one questions them.
Update - someone pointed out that the relative size could be represented by the thin black line...but then what is the meaning of the white center circle? Either way it's an atrocious graphic....