The AFP, most recently confusing bullets with unexpended cartridges, published this piece: Most Policy Experts Call US Surge a Failure. There is no one given the credit for writing this thing. You can argue about many things, but how is this journalism? This looks like an AFP called a few people and wrote an opinion piece.
For an example of fun with numbers and statistics see:
Misleading NYT/Globe Articles Portray Income Growth as Income Decline