Self-Parody: Pessimistic Bias in the Media
By Bryan Caplan
I while back I argued that it’s easy to detect media bias from headlines alone. A recent NYT piece on life expectancy makes my point for me better than I ever could. The facts: U.S. life expectancy for all income levels rose. The headline: “Gap in Life Expectancy Widens for the Nation.”
What’s next: “Glass is Half Empty, Experts Say”?