Bananas Not Going Extinct, But BBC Might Be

Dave Killion — November 3, 2012

A BBC headline reports that “Bananas could replace potatoes in warming world“.

This is comforting, considering that less than a decade age a BBC headline reported “Bananas could split for good“.

I understand that reporting in the legacy media is, by its nature, shallow and brief. What I don’t understand is why the legacy media continually frames the news in the most alarming way possible. As a long term strategy, it teaches your audience that you will reliably overstate matters, and are therefore not to be taken seriously. Neither the BBC, the CBC, or any other legacy media organizations can hope to survive the current onslaught of new media if they continue to rely on calling ‘Wolf!”

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