Newsday Headline Puts Positive Spin on 30% of NYers Who Want Out
If you want to get a better idea of how bias in the media works, look no further than the two headlines juxtaposed against each other by Newsday and the New York Post regarding a survey of whether people will leave New York.
The fact that 30% of New Yorkers polled said that they will entertain leaving in the next five years is quite alarming.
This isn’t typical of other areas around the nation, except for other big-spending, freedom-crushing states like Illinois and California.
So the Post got it right when they ran the headline accentuating the relatively large share of people who said they’re fed up with New York and want to leave. https://nypost.com/2023/04/12/nearly-third-of-new-yorkers-want-to-move-out-fed-up-with-crime-housing-costs-poor-schools-and-more-poll/
But then look at what Newsday did. They flipped it and accentuated the fact that 70% of New Yorkers want to stay in New York as though that was an affirmation of the horrific policies that
have been espoused by New York politicians over the last decade. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwilwZ-Fo7v-AhUJFlkFHbuaDyYQFnoECBUQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.newsday.com%2Fnews%2Fregion-state%2Fsiena-college-poll-long-islanders-happy-to-live-in-new-york-bmmjh0oe&usg=AOvVaw1ozkf2F1fCtSEeo7E9ya8W
It certainly fits the description of trying to put lipstick on a pig.
If they thought accentuating the 70% who want to stay was somehow going to gloss over the fact that almost one-third of New Yorkers will be buying tickets to leave in the next five years, they are sadly mistaken.
Just as the AP tries to pretend that there’s no crime worries in New York because a couple of stats went down last year, the people are wiser than that. They react to their own experiences, not a slanted headline by a liberal agency.