Boaz on how good news gets buried. In 2000, improvements in health and technology reduced the number of heart attack deaths by 341,000.
But this great news about heart disease appeared on page D4 of the Wall Street Journal and on page 13D of USA Today. As far as I can tell, it didn’t appear in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, or the Washington Post at all, nor on any NPR program. Though on the NY Times website, you can find an article the same day on the tiny increase in deaths from West Nile virus. And the heart disease story can be found on the Post website, though not in the print paper.
I just recorded a video message for my five-day old daughter telling her to always understand that she lives in the best of times. Too bad our media don’t seem to focus on that.