Gas Prices Are Falling, But Media Has Had 65 Times Greater Coverage of Rising Prices Over Last Month?
Where's the news coverage of falling gas prices? There's almost none. A Google News search for the phrase "falling gas prices" over the last month produced only 24 results, compared to 1,550 results for the phrase "rising gas prices," for a ratio of almost 65 news stories about rising gas prices for every one story about falling gas prices. And that's during a 30-day period when gas prices have been falling, not rising!
This seems like a pretty convincing example of how the media gives much greater coverage to bad news than good news - "if it bleeds, it leads." At least the attacks on oil speculators seems to have decreased significantly with the falling gas prices.