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Friday, August 17, 2007
Hostetter Repeats Bogus Information Stats
Topic: Newsmax

It's Bogus Information Week on the ConWeb, and Marc Morano's bogus stats aren't the only ones being peddled.

Following in Mychal Massie's footsteps, E. Ralph Hostetter repeated a set of false stats on illegal immigration. From Hostetter's Aug. 15 NewsMax column:

It has been widely reported and disputed by some that at least 25 violent crimes per day, including murder, negligent homicide, and rape (especially of children) are being committed by illegal aliens.

Hostetter, of course, makes no effort to dig further into why this is "disputed by some." If he had, he would know that there is some bogus math behind that number, which would have stopped normal people from repeating it no matter how "widely reported" it is.

But not Hostetter. Like Morano's acolytes (and Massie), the number's adherence to his agenda -- not its accuracy -- is all that matters.

Posted by Terry K. at 1:02 AM EDT
Updated: Friday, August 17, 2007 1:08 PM EDT

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