Reporter completely screws the story. Never, ever leave a reporter or editor in a room, alone, with a number.
CNBC cites a Pew report to claim that more people are sharing living arrangements due to student debts. But nowhere in the Pew report does it say that. In fact, the Pew report suggests the majority of the change is due to the increase in the immigrant population in the U.S. CNBC just made up a news report to push the student debt meme.
Business news reporters, who generally do a good job, also admit they believe “unfavorable articles were more likely to attract readers”. The result, across all news media, is that the news focuses on negativity and what is perceived as wrong with the world. There is rarely, ever, good news. This results in entire societies living in an unnecessary culture of perpetual outrage, fear and anxiety. This is not healthy.
Two appalling bad studies were widely shared by “experts” on social media. One was so bad, and its errors so obvious, that they only way they could have decided to share was to do so without having read even the abstract of the study.
Yet another Covid superspreader forecast, this time made after the event, turns out to be full of hot air. All of them have been wrong but the media never, ever goes back and looks at all the failed forecasts. The result is no one trusts the media or public health anymore.
What actually happened: A retired colonel whose past job had him carrying government nuclear launch codes attempted suicide after getting drunk. A bit different than the headline implies considering current world events.
The story lead attempts to link his death from Covid to schools being open. In fact, schools were closed when he contracted Covid-19 rendering this juxtaposition of phrases as 100% pure propaganda messaging.
Reporter asserts all Covid deaths in the U.S. were preventable. My pointing out that Covid was not controlled anywhere in the world (having accurate data collection and reporting), and my pointing out that 27 other countries had worse outcomes than the U.S. is “denying that the deaths were preventable”. Therefore, you are cautioned that my inconvenient questions and observations are official disinformation, as determined by the Associated Press. Also, remember Betteridge’s Law – any headline that ends in a question mark means the story is bull shit.
NBC publishes a news report on Covid with a glaring simple math and logic problem. Embarrassing.
A Russian Telegram channel purporting to “fact check” reports about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is itself a fake operation used to spread misleading propaganda messaging. Unfortunately, many “fact check” operations, including from professional Western media, are propaganda messaging in a new form. Read this for some background on that.