Hmmmph... errors in reporting because of "uncertain data" aren't what's happening. It's outright sensationalism that's happening. To the point of your very accurate second sentence in your good article, which states...
I'm aghast at the way that they can publish fantastic nonsense that would have caused apoplexy to any peer reviewer in a scientific journal.
... most journalists that pick up on "supposed data" are in violation of every good rule of proper journalism and certainly the rules of honesty and common sense because they try to create "information" from data that isn't currently in a state to provide such information. They feel that they "must report something" even if it's wrong or totally inconclusive.
There's a joke that's been going around about Trump since day one of his time in office. I have no great love for the man (nor any of politicians currently in or running for office) and it's a bit of a silly joke but it epitomizes the "bare-knuckled yellow journalism" (which, perhaps not so ironically, is the example used if you Google for the word "epitomize") that has been taking place for at least the last decade and has risen to new all-time high but still rising levels thanks to the pandemic.
Trump invited the Pope out on his yacht for a day of combined pleasure and discussion. Of course, a dozen of the press corp went with them. After they'd gotten a mile offshore and slowed for comfort, Trump and the Pope stepped out on the rear deck to enjoy the salt air and the view. As they did, a sudden gust of wind relived the pope the Papal tiara and carried it to the water about 50 feet away.
Of course, the crew and the reporters all went berserk and everyone started shouting orders about lowering the skiff and other "best" ways to retrieve the tiara before it might sink to the bottom forever.
Trump suggested that everyone calm down and proceed to climb down the ladder on the side of the boat to the water. When he got there, he stepped onto the water, released the ladder, and proceeded to walk on the water to where the tiara was, picked it up, blew it off restoring it to it's original pristine shape and dryness, walked back across the water to the boat, climbed the ladder, and placed the tiara back on the Pope's regal head, and then continued his discussion as if nothing had ever happened.
Now... what did the press write as the headline about that visit between Trump and the Pope? (scroll down for the answer).
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