Sally Kohn actually ups the debunked Puerto Rico death toll by a few hundred people

You might have seen social media light up about a week ago with liberals screaming that the media wasn’t covering the 4,645 who had died in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria — even CNN’s poor Brian Stelter, who hadn’t tweeted about Puerto Rico in seven months, did a podcast on the topic, “Is the media failing Puerto Rico?”

The number spread so widely that San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz had a hat made up for media appearances.

Never forgotten! Never again! pic.twitter.com/9vym7egCid

— Carmen Yulín Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz) May 30, 2018

However, many other media outlets and Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post debunked the faulty Harvard study that came up with that number, which has recently been reported by officials as closer to 1,400.

Any death is tragic, but placing the death toll at over 4,000 sure makes President Trump and FEMA look worse, doesn’t it?

Apparently unaware that that 4,645 number has been debunked, Sally Kohn on Wednesday started spreading the word that the death toll was actually over 5,000.

Naomi Klein calls 5,000+ deaths in Puerto Rico “homicide by public policy” — colonial economy plus severe austerity plus environmental disaster worsened by climate change plus disaster capitalist exploitation #OurPowerPRnyc

— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) June 7, 2018

Yeah, well Naomi Klein is a lunatic so… https://t.co/ihgwsi2bu5

— RBe (@RBPundit) June 7, 2018

What a massive ass lie. https://t.co/eol5vs7Bap

— Jamie Storment (@jamie_storment) June 7, 2018

Naomi Klein is lying

— Mujahed (@kebejay) June 7, 2018

It’s not 5,000+ deaths and capitalism doesn’t control the weather… @SethAMandel does https://t.co/6pNSovBImm

— Mujahed (@kebejay) June 7, 2018

That right … Jews control the weather, according to Democratic D.C. lawmaker Trayon White. Blame them for Maria.

5,000 people didn’t die in Puerto Rico. This lie continues to be spread by people with an agenda and not the search for truth. https://t.co/zigyFhwnGH

— Ryan B. Leslie (@RyanBLeslie) June 7, 2018

The search for truth … Sally Kohn … that’s funny.

The rest of the tweet is a mouthful too, blaming climate change, “disaster capitalist exploitation,” and “state-sponsored killing.”

“I describe what is happening in Puerto Rico today as state-sponsored killing.” – Naomi Klein #OurPowerPRnyc

— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) June 6, 2018

She forgot “oppression of women” and “lack of gun control” to add to the hodgepodge. #Buffoonery https://t.co/e1gakMe3XP

— Kevin Corrigan (@kcluva) June 7, 2018

Did you run out of room to make it about anything else? https://t.co/n6hPPBGDL0

— SnarkBot (@SnarkActual) June 7, 2018

The Brothers Grimm would be jealous of the number of fairy tales you inserted into one tweet. https://t.co/PB2ceKxlq5

— Josh McSanctimonious Asshat (@JoshMcSarcasm) June 7, 2018

This is nonsense. https://t.co/YzeTgPOrqy

— Goo T. Gwaba (@GooGwaba) June 7, 2018

The buzzword/character ratio in this tweet is outstanding

— Jim (@Mij_Sirob) June 7, 2018

Peak Sally Kohn? https://t.co/bj4MyM8yk9

— Will Truman (@trumwill) June 7, 2018

At least the media is taking a break from spreading those fake numbers of school shootings to cover Puerto Rico.


Related:

CNN still relying on that debunked Puerto Rico death toll to bash Trump https://t.co/2dy4KcsoXA

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 6, 2018

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