What I think of the Media or are you a lemming or what?

Real Estate Agent with MJC Realty Inc.

     I know the Media is busy telling everyone "the sky is falling" and this is a really bad time to be buying a home.  I know that most people want to believe the Media is a good source of information and would never propagate stories to sell ad space and time slots. But over the last 30 plus years is seems as if their slogan should be "If we can't make it worse, we aren't doing Our Job."

   The truth is bad news sells (that says a lot about our culture) not good news.

    I want you to take a moment to mull this over, let it sit on your brain for a few moments. Now I want you to try to think of a story in the News or for that matter in any form of Media or better yet any conversation. What peaks your interest most? I bet it wasn't about little Jenny's straight A's, no I bet it was something negative. You would have remembered the story about little Jenny if she got all D's, was hit by a bus and dragged 3 blocks.

    The cold hard fact is "Bad News sells", it sells time slots on T.V. and ad space in the newspapers.  By the way little Jenny is doing well and the part about her being hit by a bus and her grades being all D's was a miss print, she's really a good student and gets all A's.

    So with that said Why would you believe what the Media is saying (remember what I said above) about "The Real Estate Market?" it's there job to blow things out of proportion and make it out to be worse than it really is, this in turn attracts more viewers, sells air time/ad space to company's wanting to sell you the viewer their products.

The old adage "If you say often enough you begin to believe it" has a lot of truth in it.

Comments (2)

Nate Secor
Netpro Realty - Newport Beach, CA
I think ignorant people watch the news for information.  Smart people watch the news to look for opportunity.  They watch to see how the herd will react, and then figure out how to make money based on that reaction.  Listening to the news to actually get advice on financial decisions, is like going to high school to learn how to make money.
Feb 02, 2008 03:30 PM
Kevin Hollingsworth
MJC Realty Inc. - Newport Beach, CA
Kevin Hollingsworth Newport Beach Realtor/Notary
Nate I couldn't have stated it better, we all agree with you and had laugh at your candor.
Feb 02, 2008 03:37 PM