Need your mellow harshed? Count on the WaPo. You say you won the lotto and are afraid the excitement may bring on a heart attack? Check the WaPo obits, they’ll predict your death before the EMT’s get there.
Here’s the headline splashed all over the front page of Saturdays edition. Housing Slump Sends Chill Through Economy. Here is the first sentence of the story:
“Financial analysts are split on whether diminished growth rate reflects an economy poised for a rebound or further slowdown.”
I may be fairly stupid, but even I know if the finance gurus can’t come to a consensus that headline is misleading in the extreme.
Is it any wonder polling consistently show Americans believe the economy is in far worse shape than it is? Also not surprising is how the country’s print media continues to lose readership.