Have a gander at some of the nonsense that flowed from a recent gathering of real estate agents and their friends, as reported by the North County Times.
The last portion of the conference, a question-and-answer session, admonished the media for depressing consumer confidence by focusing on only the negative aspects of housing data…
George Chamberlin, a panelist at the event and columnist for the North County Times, said that some news reporters biased their reports because they are jealous of homeowners.
Most real estate agents who spoke at the conference seemed to agree, with one agent suggesting that agents and builders pull all advertising from newspapers until positive articles are printed.
It appears that the desperate and completely discredited gambit of blaming the media for the housing downturn is still with us.
Let’s go over this one more time.