Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Newsweek Writer Uses Phony Statistics to Support Gun Violence Report

Via Billy

Top causes of child death, ages 0-14, per the CDC 2014 report:

  1. “Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period”, 11,895
  2. “Congenital malformations,  deformations and chromosomal abnormalities”, 5,493
  3. “Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere 
        classified”, 3019
  4. “All other diseases”, 1846
  5. “Other and unspecified non-transport accidents and their sequelae”, 1427
  6.Transport accidents, 1302
  7. “Malignant neoplasms” (cancer), 1225
  8. Cardiovascular diseases, 903
  9. “Assault (homicide) by other and unspecified means and their sequelae”, 667
  10.    Accidental drowning, 647
  11.  All firearm related death combined, 459

Writer Ryan Bort has been caught red handed promoting phony “gun violence” statistics in a recent #FakeNews story for (the failing) Newsweek, claiming that guns are now the third leading cause of death for children. The story seems to be based around a report by a journal called Pediatrics, but Bort never actually provides a link to the report that he continually references. Instead, he gives links to the CDC and another organization called National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), which the Pediatrics article supposedly sourced for their report.
There’s just one problem for Mr. Bort; His numbers are all wrong. And it’s not even close.

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