Friday night topic: Media-perpetuated myths


— 7:19 PM on January 23, 2004

TR reader Stephen Pampell suggests this commentary by John Stossel for tonight's off-topic topic. Stossel lists a number of common misconceptions that are widely reported as true by the press, including "getting cold can give you a cold," and "we have less free time than we used to have." (Some of the "misconceptions" just seem like opinions, though, in my view.) Did Stossel nail it, is he way off base, or did he miss some of the more prevalent/important modern media myths?

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