media bias

All that USA Today got wrong about reverse mortgages

Shannon Hicks
 A rebuttal to USA Today’s recent expose/editorial on reverse mortgages If there’s one thing many media outlets practice it is selective reporting of facts, willful omission, dividing Americans by race or economic class, and fear-mongering to garner clicks to increase ad revenues. Such are the criticisms that come to

Don’t Get Suckered: Consumer Reports

Shannon Hicks
[vimeo id=”134440404″ width=”625″ height=”352″] Consumer Reports Article Cautions Readers The magazine and self-described consumer educator and advocacy group Consumer Reports recently published an article entitled “Don’t Be Suckered Into Buying a Reverse Mortgage”. In it’s paternalistic zeal Consumer Reports does dispense some practical advice but unfortunately makes use of pejorative

Not Surprised

Shannon Hicks
The media is inaccurate, misleading and selective in reporting the facts? What’s new. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s recent release of it’s report on reverse mortgage complaints was seized upon by both the media and so-called consumer advocate groups. Surprised? No. Damaging? Possibly.

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