Because the media are composed overwhelmingly of frickin’ idiots!
Ready for an example?
Here’s the headline for a story at this URL:
Mexican couple may have killed as many as 20 women
Aaaaannnd… here’s one of the paragraphs in the follow-on story:
“…the man appeared proud of the killings; there were signs he suffered a personality disorder and resented his mother and a previous girlfriend.”
There were, so they say, “signs” of… a “personality disorder.”
What “signs,” I wonder, tipped them off? What were those clues that the suspect gave that might have hinted at a “personality disorder?”
Could it have been the, oh, I dunno…
TWENTY women’s bodies!?
So… a “personality disorder?”
Ya frickin’ think?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??
Many in the press are… frickin’…
You risk coming out of any session in which you consume the product of the media a whole lot stupider than you go in. And we all know it.
And that’s why — among many other reasons — so many of us have so much contempt for the press.