BUSTED: CNN, WashPost Peddled Deceitful Hate Crime Stat Smearing Trump

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2019/09/09/busted-cnn-washpost-peddled-deceitful-hate-crime-stat

It was an anti-Trump statistic beloved by the liberal media. According to a study pushed by CNN, The Washington Post, and many others, President Trump’s 2016 campaign rallies caused a 226 percent spike in hate crimes in the areas they were held.

Of course, the liberal media would run with that statistic. It fit their narrative perfectly: Racist Trump inspires his racist supporters to commit racist crimes.

But a pair of Harvard University Ph.D. students, Matthew Lilley and Brian Wheaton, along with Reason associate editor Robby Soave recently debunked the original study’s findings.

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