The job of newspapers is complicated, isn't it. They're supposed to be conveying news, but of course in the process of doing that they're also defining, in part, what the news actually is. At the same time they're also supposed to make money for their owners/investors, and to do that requires some degree of sensationalizing stuff--I call it the Weather Channel Syndrome, since as far as the Weather Channel is concerned, every single storm is death-defying. I guess that the two things--purveying news and making money are sometimes at odds with each other, and for some news sources the balance falls in one direction or the other. But on the whole, and with obvious exceptions, newspapers are pretty honest brokers.
Having said that, let me add that no, I am not in the market for that bridge in New York City.
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