This Axios news report makes the classic reporter error – providing percentage increases without every providing a starting value. Does a scary +100% mean something increased from 1 to 2? We have no way of knowing.
5% per year rent cost increase is a “Surge”. Surge has become a favorite word in the media. But at least they issued a correction – to remove pronouns from the article.
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.
91% of US news about Covid topics was negative – even when reporting on positive vaccine developments or low case counts in schools. The media learned that consumers demand negativity – I postulate this is because consumers who are suffering from hysteria and anxiety seek out news that confirms their anxiety, and that being anxious is okay.
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.
CBS Morning News puts on their stupid hat. Geesh.
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.
By midday Monday, fewer than 1,000 flights were delayed in the U.S. Earlier in the weekend, airlines had canceled hundreds of flights while more than 10,000 were delayed. Source: U.S. flight disruptions finally ease as the holiday weekend winds down They spent the past two weeks telling us that airline travel was in total chaos and the 4th of July weekend would be a total meltdown. it was not. They then began lumping “delayed” flights into with the “canceled” numbers…
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.