On Monday night, the White House released a list of 78 terror attacks that occurred within the last few years to support President Donald Trump’s claims that incidents are underreported due to the “dishonest press.”
Following Trump’s recent comments about the media deliberately not reporting certain attacks, the White House released a list to support his allegations. Included were incidents in Paris, Orlando, and San Bernardino, California. In addition, there were also smaller attacks––many that actually received plenty of media coverage.
“You’ve seen what happened in Paris and Nice. All over Europe it’s happening. It’s gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported,” Trump said. “And in many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it. They have their reasons and you understand that.”
However, BuzzFeed News researched the entire list and found Western news coverage for all but seven of them. Its reports show that the other seven were likely covered as well, but the White House provided too little information to narrow them down.
In addition to various news outlets challenging the new administration on this curated list, the document was exposed for having grammatical errors.
“Attacker is misspelled more than two dozen times,” USA Today pointed out.