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Shocking headline not so shocking

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by YankeeFan, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    LA Times puts out a headline and story claiming that the world's richest 85 people own have the world's wealth.

    Now, if you think about that for half a second, you would realize it's absurd.

    Turns out, they own roughly as much wealth as the bottom 50% of the worlds population. Pretty big difference.

  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    The link on the front page of the Chicago Tribune's website still reads:

    85 richest people on Earth own 46% of its wealth: report

    Maybe they should read the correction in the article it links to.
  3. DeskMonkey1

    DeskMonkey1 Active Member

    hedline I saw (I didn't click) said 85 people have as much wealth as everyone else
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Eh, close enough...
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Watch the interview. The anchor is about to lose her shit at his answer before settling on "Really?"

    She was ready to rip his dick off.

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