If you watch or listen to Democracy Now! you know about the latest study on insurance and mortality in US adults. It's no big deal, just some wacky research indicating that tens of thousands of people (45,000 actually) in the US die every year because they don't have health insurance.
NPR is definitely challenged when it comes to counting, math and timekeeping - though they are the gold standard for tallies that comfort the powerful and celebrate death from the skies. But some numbers are just so confusing and troublesome, why deal with them at all - especially if it might ruffle the
So how has NPR done on covering these deadly numbers? Lets consult the NPR
On the 18,000 fatalities:
- Morning Edition - nothing.
- All Things Considered - Dan Schorr mentioned it.
- Weekend Edition Saturday - zilch.
- Weekend Edition Sunday - nada.
- Morning Edition - zero.
- All Things Considered - zip.
- Weekend Edition Sunday - nothing
- Weekend Edition Sunday - not a peep.
- For all NPR programs. Got a guess? It's less than one, but greater than negative one (sort of).