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Newspaper exaggerates Sarkozy’s spending, minimizes Ségo’s 

[Cross-posted] The Daily Telegraph reported on the campaign spending (specifically on make-up and grooming) by and his rival during the French . Despite being thought of as a conservative , it painted a rosier picture of Mlle Royal than M. Sarkozy.
   First up, Sarkozy’s (over-)spending was the lead-in to the story, even though Royal’s was much higher. Mlle Royal’s spending was left to the third paragraph.
   Secondly, the standards used to round off are in favour of Ségolène Royal. Here are the figures I uncovered, compared with the rounding that the did.

• Nicolas Sarkozy, spent €34,445—rounded in The Daily Telegraph as €35,000 (I would have rounded it to €34,000 or said ‘around €34,500’)
• Ségolène Royal, spent €53,581—rounded in The Daily Telegraph as €52,000 (I would have rounded it to €54,000—correspondent Henry Samuel shaves off a hefty €1,581 for the leader)


• Nicolas Sarkozy was reimbursed €11,482—The Daily Telegraph reported €12,000 (I would have rounded it to €11,000 or said ‘around €11,500’)
• Ségolène Royal was reimbursed €17,220—The Daily Telegraph reported €17,000 (I would have used the same figure)

In every case, it might have been easier just to report the actual figures.
   The message, unless the figures I got from the are wrong: overestimate the spending by the right and make it look like the President is getting more state funds; underestimate the spending by the and understate its burden on the state.
   The Telegraph might need to re-examine its mathematics.
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