The Daily Caller with the scoop on how the New York Times skewed survey data on foreign student applications to American colleges and universities to prove a political point about President Trump’s policies. Instead of looking at the numbers, the Times apparently excluded two important pieces of information that were in the survey:
President Donald Trump’s immigration policies caused the number of foreign students applying to American colleges to decline, according to a survey relying on cherry-picked data, the New York Times reported Thursday.
“Nearly 40 percent of colleges are reporting overall declines in applications from international students, according to a survey of 250 college and universities, released this week by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers,” Times reporter Stephanie Saul wrote, who focused on Trump’s role in that decrease.
But, the article excluded two other important figures in the survey: 35 percent of colleges reported an increase in the number of international applicants and 26 percent saw no change. (Additionally, the numbers don’t add up to 100 percent, since the Times rounded the 40 percent figure up from 39.)
The Daily Caller also mentioned how this is an early version of the report and is not the final version, so nothing is set in stone.