Dir. Lemieux Analyzes Trump Comment in Washington Post’s Monkey Cage
Drs. Erin M. Kearns, Allison Betus and GSI Director Anthony Lemieux responded on March 13 to a comment made by U.S. President Donald Trump. Mr. Trump implied that the media are unerreporting terrorist attacks, especially those attributed to radical Muslim groups. Citing their own recent study, Drs. Kearns, Betus and Lemieux note that they “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.”
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