Book Discussion on Econospinning

Gene Epstein talked about his book Econospinning: How to Read Between the Lines When the Media Manipulate the Numbers, published by… read more

Gene Epstein talked about his book Econospinning: How to Read Between the Lines When the Media Manipulate the Numbers, published by Wiley. He said that journalists frequently misrepresent or misinterpret economic data, shaping data to fit a preexisting story rather than shaping their story around the data. Mr. Epstein argued that this behavior is driven by laziness and the desire to tell a compelling story, rather than by ideology. After his presentation he responded to audience members' questions. close

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Book Discussion on Econospinning

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Dec 16, 2006
Last Aired:
Feb 12, 2007

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  • Dec 16, 2006 | 9:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 02, 2007 | 4:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 07, 2007 | 12:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 12, 2007 | 12:29am EST | C-SPAN 2
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