Reminds me of a favorite saying in the world of journalism:

"If it bleeds, it leads."

In other words, the bias isn't the writers. The bias is from the audience... they seem to prefer the more negative angle, so that's what writers gravitate toward.

Aaron Dinin, PhD

I teach entrepreneurship at Duke. Software Engineer. PhD in English. I write about the mistakes entrepreneurs make since I’ve made plenty. More @ aarondinin.com