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Old 10-23-2017, 10:25 PM
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When there’s a terrorist attack, the coverage seems to dominate the cycles for hours, days and sometimes weeks. How can it be accurate to claim that the media really underplays or hides terrorism? Fortunately, this is a question that we can investigate through research.

In a recent study, we found that the news media do not cover all terrorist attacks the same way. Rather, they give drastically more coverage to attacks by Muslims, particularly foreign-born Muslims — even though those are far less common than other kinds of terrorist attacks.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...ople-think-of/

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Despite the nation’s intense national focus on Islamic terrorism since 9/11, homegrown, right wing extremists have also killed dozens of Americans. The groups include white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups and anti-federalists militias. Since 2001, the number of violent attacks on U.S. soil inspired by far-right ideology has spiked to an average of more than 300 a year, according to a study by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point.
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/u-...ght-every-year

So yeah. Those claiming a media bias regarding Muslim attacks are right.
It's just not a bias in the direction they claim...
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I'm calling for a total and complete shutdown of right-wingers entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on.

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Oh the shame of it all.

The number one group who are Global terrorist, and our resident lefties are defending them yet again.

Of course they are not smart enough to take a global view, being stuck in the la la fantasy land of the left.

Like your ever going to make anyone believe that Muslims are not the largest source of terror on this planet. The religion of you can call it that, is the only one in the world that suggests killing any nonbeliever. No other religion says anything of the sort.

But your mentally challenged by your left wing ideals. That is OK, we took our nation away from the likes of you two.

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Sure, if we limit the observation period to the last 5 years and inflate the number of terrorist incidents by including "threats" and make no distinction between bombing the Boston marathon and setting a car on fire outside a mosque, then the study is worthwhile.

It is ironic that the people deciding how much coverage each terrorist attack gets are the same ones who decide the Trump Russian collision story must be continued indefinitely despite the lack of evidence. These media editors must be some variety of the mythical Jackalope hating Trump and Muslims at the same time.
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Sure, if we limit the observation period to the last 5 years and inflate the number of terrorist incidents by including "threats" and make no distinction between bombing the Boston marathon and setting a car on fire outside a mosque, then the study is worthwhile.
This was already debunked in post #1.
Despite the nation’s intense national focus on Islamic terrorism since 9/11, homegrown, right wing extremists have also killed dozens of Americans. The groups include white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups and anti-federalists militias. Since 2001, the number of violent attacks on U.S. soil inspired by far-right ideology has spiked to an average of more than 300 a year, according to a study by the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point.
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/u-...ght-every-year
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