Statistics are apparently hard to understand if you're part of the media cartel talking about terrorism, because, as I've reported many times here at PJ Media, they keep getting it wrong.
Today's contestant is Matthew Dowd, chief political analyst at ABC News, who on Twitter yesterday made this astounding claim:
This claim, that more were killed in the Las Vegas shooting last week than by Islamic terrorists over the past decade, is flatly untrue, as I'll show you in a minute.
But when people began to push back on his false claim, he asserted it was a fact (!!!) and then repeated the claim:
Then he doubled down yet again with insults directed towards those challenging his false claim:
In fact, it is Dowd who is factually challenged. As New America documents, Islamic terrorists have killed nearly 100 people in the U.S. since 9/11, most of those within the past decade:
The number of deaths at the Orlando Pulse nightclub massacre by self-avowed ISIS devotee Omar Mateen in June 2016 was 49.
Another 14 were killed by Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik at a San Bernardino office Christmas party in December 2015.
The fatalities from just those two Islamic terror attacks (63) within the past two years are more than the victims of last week's massacre in Las Vegas (59).
There's just no way to spin Dowd's claim for it to remotely be true.
And it gets worse:
As the Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal terror tracker chronicles, there have been 97 Islamic terror attacks and plots in the U.S. since 9/11:
As I've noted repeatedly, the media cartel keeps getting basic facts wrong about Islamic terrorism in America. In August, CBS News host Norah O'Donnell was pushing vastly inflated terrorism stats to falsely claim that so-called "right wing" terrorism was more deadly than Islamic terrorism.