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.
The Los Angeles Times was bought by a billionaire who put his trust fund wealthy daughter in charge of the paper – with resulting nonsense.
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.
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.
Says about 1 in 6 study participants show signs of mental health problems due to excessive news consumption.
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.
Trust in the news media has fallen to historic lows. The media blames social media and political polarization.