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    Are we getting the correct numbers and interpretations reported by the News Media that we should be getting? Please give me at least one example.

    Please also explain why it is this problem persists?

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    1. Are we getting the correct numbers and interpretations reported by the News Media that we should be getting? Please give me at least one example. Please also explain why it is this problem persists?
    No, we are unfortunately NOT always getting the correct numbers and interpretations (which are subjective and always somewhat biased by the person who interprets the figures). In other words, depending on the interpreter's motives (e.g., conservative slant, liberal slant, religious slant, etc.), the interpretation is often biased towards their values, motives and/or goals. All interpretations, however, are judgments and thus subjective. Thus, by nature interpretations will reflect the interpreter's views. However, some people stretch the truth to a larger degree than ...

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