Bill Harris points to this:
Someone on the evaltalk mailing list pointed out the great bar graph representing the numbers 56, 81, and 95 (the number of HD channels on three different services). The group was trying to figure out the y axis scaling that could produce such a graph . . . The scaling is perhaps not that hard, if you assume it’s a 3-D plot and the 95 is much closer to the viewer than the other bars. That’s not a graphing technique I’ve seen formally taught.
P.S. I also wonder what’s on those extra channels. Are they 14 channels of home shopping, or what?
P.P.S. No, this is not even close to being a candidate for worst graph ever.