Our Fixation on Terrorism - Priceoomics

A fantastic breakdown of the impact media has on how we perceive reality. The post starts by looking at the huge difference between coverage of terrorist attacks and the reality, demonstrating that media’s fixation (and the attention we give those articles) makes terrorism seem far more prevalent than it is.

Then there’s this sobering, accurate and important conclusion:

In addition to selective data, as readers we’re over-generalizing our view of the entire other side , based on extreme events or commentary from a select fringe.