It’s the oft-repeated lie that may have finally died:

[A]s updated campus sexual assault figures for the years 1995 through 2013 have been released by the U.S. Department of Justice, we find that the “one in five” statistic has been fully debunked, with the real figure being 1 in 41 for all the years covered by the report, and 1 in 52.6 for the four most recent years from 2010 through 2013.

The collapse of the “one in five” claim, and the weakness of the statistics behind it, can be seen in the actions of the President’s political supporters in office and in the media, who are now trying to quietly drop their previous touting of the figure from public view.

More debunking here.

But let’s not forget the many, many liberals who peddled this nonsense.

Nor should we forget the many credulous media outlets that uncritically publicized the bogus stat:

The Left sure does love its phony social science statistics.


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