American “Journalism”: A Case Study in a Causal Fallacy

The New York Times has a “Bombshell” report out with the headline At Least 37 Million People Have Been Displaced by America’s War on Terror.  The story was followed by multiple other outlets with headlines stating the same thing:  37 million refugees since 9/11 are a direct result of United States’ military operations.  The articles are based on an analysis conducted by Brown University resulting in a report titled: Creating Refugees: Displacement Caused by the United States’ Post-9/11 Wars. The reporting is designed to inculcate in the reader [...]