I generally ignore the Crap News Fake News media, but one hard fact — how many died in Puerto Rico as a direct result of the storm — is deliberately — with malice and knowledge of falsity — being mis-represented to the public. The President is right — the number is between 64 and (my worst case estimate) 100 — George Mason University (GMU) is full of shit — they have combined poor data, poor assumptions, and a poor model to speculate that close to 3.000 died. Bullshit. This is a media hit job funded by enemies of the President.
Related headlines below the fold.
In favor of the President’s number:
the higher figure, based on the findings of researchers from George Washington University in a study commissioned by the US commonwealth’s government, is only an approximation, not a concrete list of names, according to Gov. Ricardo Rossello.
The photo of shoes is precisely what Hill & Knowlton (they gave us the Kuwaiti Ambassador’s daughter lying to Congress about incubator babies) would order up. It is a bullshit photo completely lacking in integrity.
In favor of GMU’s number:
No names, just estimates unsupported by serious data.
“Definitive?”. My ass is more definitive. Atlantic Monthly has no integrity.