How Healthy Is the Economy? It Depends Where You Get Your News
There have been a flurry of economic papers addressing the issue of media bias or media “slant” in recent years. Leading examples of these include research by Tim Groseclose and Jeff Milyo, Matt Gentzkow and Jesse Shapiro, and Andrei Shleifer and Sendhil Mullainathan.
In the introduction to their paper published in the American Economic Review, Shleifer and Mullainathan provide the following hypothetical example:
Would this sort of thing actually happen in the real world? You be the judge.
Here are the headlines from Thursday’s New York Times and Washington Post:
(Hat tip: Matt Gentzkow)