Researchers challenge widely cited study linking Trump rallies to hate crimes

Researchers challenge widely cited study linking Trump rallies to hate crimes

[Ed. – Despite fancying themselves ‘the party of science, the Left will pooh-pooh the study.]

Media outlets lavished attention this year on a study that found hate crimes were a whopping 226 percent higher in counties where President Trump has held rallies — but researchers at another university are challenging those findings, saying there is no link between the two things once a basic flaw in the calculations is fixed.

The original unpublished study was covered by The Associated PressThe HillWiredUS News and World Report, and Business Insider. Those outlets cited a “study” without noting it had not been published in any journal.

“A 226 percent increase in hate crimes. That is a real study,” MSNBC host Christopher Hayes told viewers.

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MSNBC reported the finding on its airwaves seven times. CNN also covered the statistic, and Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ilhan Omar cited it to attack Trump.

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