I got a hit today from someone Googling this:
economy’s budget deficit graphs that do not start at 0 and have good artwork to deceive the public
I wonder who the Googler thinks is likely to issue misleading deficit graphs?
In Lying Liars, Al Franken has two graphs that illustrate the point about scaling graphs in a misleading fashion. I’ll add an update with the page number this evening, or someone can do it for me in the comments.
UPDATE: It’s on p. 174 of Lying Liars.