I like the way reporters quote statistics too. My favourite is the famous BT quote that ‘99.6% of the UK is connected to a DSL enabled exchange’. This seems to say that everyone can get broadband, yet 3 million households and businesses can’t. they may be connected to an exchange capable of broadband but I say: ‘half the country (40%) 😉 can’t get a decent service’. Tit for tat.
Lazy journos don’t bother investigating, they just quote OFCOM or BT. Bad use of stats IMHO.