How things get exaggerated in media

This headline just made me laugh so hard….(and don’t you DARE question why I even clicked on this link)!

This article in CNN claims something dramatic:

The popstar Justin Bieber Crashes His Ferrari!  OH NO!

But read the article and it shows how retardedly-exaggerated the headline is:

It reminds me of when I used to stock day-trade in college.  I’d wake up early every morning to watch the stock market open on CNBC…..and EVERYDAY it would flip-flop between either:

‘OOOMMMGGGG THE STOCK MARKET IS CRASSSSHIIINGGG!!!!”

-or-

“AMERICA IS SO GREAT WE HAVE THE BEST ECONOMY EVERRR STOCKS GOING UP UP UP!!!”

“Think before you believe”

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    Blog posted on: September 1, 2011

    3 comments on “How things get exaggerated in media

    1. Arlo

      Health reporting is the worst for this. A study shows a weak correlation between X and Y and the media report is either: X causes Y! Or X cures Y!

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    2. Kurt Cobain 3000

      As Warren Buffett said: The market on the short run is a voting machine, and on the long run is a weight machine.
      Sorry for my bad english.

      Reply

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