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No, Donald, The Statistics On Puerto Rico’s Death Toll Are Accurate | Crooks and Liars

Conscientious people applying appropriate methodology are always at risk of ridicule from right-wingers — it’s an extension of the right’s anti-science, anti-expertise bias. Conservatives regularly suspect researchers and experts of bad faith and political bias — see the climate change debate, or the smearing of the inspectors who correctly determined that Iraq lacked weapons of mass destruction in 2003.

Trump is wrong and the George Washington researchers are right — but they’re researchers, so of course they’re an easy target for conservative know-nothings.

 No, Donald, The Statistics On Puerto Rico’s Death Toll Are Accurate | Crooks and Liars

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Right-wing media figures are defending Trump’s lies about the Puerto Rican death toll