For John, BLUF: No prejudice is more interesting that that of Social Scientists. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the sub-headline:
A Columbia University sociologist recently published a study showing that much of the academic research into President Trump’s voters is marred by prejudicial designs, distorted data, and outright misrepresentations.
Musa al-Gharbi points out, for instance, that one data set used in a Washington Post article to accuse Trump voters of racist motivations actually shows that Trump voters were less racist than those who voted for Mitt Romney.
From Campus Reform, by Reporter Toni Airaksinen (@Toni_Airaksinen), 2 August 2018.
Here is the lede plus one:
A new study finds that much of the research conducted on President Trump’s voters is marred by prejudicial designs, distorted data, and outright misrepresentation of Trump’s words.
Led by Musa al-Gharbi, a Columbia University sociologist, “On Social Research in the Age of Trump” analyzes three case studies of academic research on Trump to illustrate the various ways that academics have misrepresented the president and his voter base to the public.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff