Contradictory Headlines from Two Different Media Sources

Two Sets of Facts Breeds Misinformation; which is why the country is so divided. Below are two different reports from two different mainstream media sources. And no, one does not explain the other in balanced terms.

Contradictory Headlines from Two Different Media Sources

Report 1: Jan 7 (Reuters) - U.S. employment increased less than expected in December amid worker shortages and job gains could remain moderate in the near term as spiraling COVID-19 infections disrupt economic activity. - U.S. economy added fewer jobs than expected in December | Reuters

Report 2: Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Private companies in the United States added more than 800,000 jobs during the month of December, an amount more than twice what analysts expected. - U.S. added 807,000 private jobs in December, more than twice the number expected - UPI.com

Even after reading both stories and through all the variable and methodical jargon, the reader comes away with two different angles. Both articles attempt to explain how many jobs were added to the economy in December, 2021. One says more than enough were added while the other says the number was less than expected. And there is no differentiation between private and public sector jobs.

All the reader wants to know is were more jobs added or not? Not to say that added jobs is even a concern among working people; they have enough on their plate day-to-day trying to make ends meet than to worry about how many people are actually working their asses off too.

Both articles are information for employers and business capitalists who base their futures on how many people are working. Nevertheless, that information in itself is contradictory for them. How is a business supposed to decide what and how to prepare for the future if they cannot get accurate readings from economic authorities and expert analysts?

The contradiction explains why there are parallel viewpoints in the country; two different economic theories, two different business-ethics theories, two different political policies, and two different voting blocks.

One should ask are reports like this intentional? To divide the country on ideology for the benefit of wealthy individuals attempting to play both sides of the economic fence and capitalize on the ignorance of the public? Hmm.