Media exaggerations set to double by 200%
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Nice idea - how about: Media exaggerations "set to explode". Much more soon.
"set to literally explode?"
I like how they usually say when something doubles it "increases by 200%" when in fact it's simply a 100% increase.
In other news:
"Media exaggerations grossly underestimated."
There's a point beyond which percentages cease to be a useful way of describing an increase but some journalists still write stuff like "profits are up 4300% on last year" because (presumably) that's what the P&L sheet says.
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