“Trump’s Terrorism Claim is Baloney” CNN


“Trump’s Terrorism Claim is Baloney” CNN

Peter Bergen effectively refutes Trump’s claim that the media has not given terrorist attacks “the attention they deserve” through reporting.  Bergen annotates the official White House timeline of terrorist attacks since 2014 with information on how many articles were written about each attack. Using a media tracking database, Nexis, he is able to prove that “the total number of media hits for the 78 terrorist attacks that the White House released Monday is 80,878, or about an average of slightly more than 1,000 mentions per incident” but is probably higher because Nexis does not count above 3,000 hits.

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