Breaking the Story That Isn't.
Whereas they don't specifically mention Toyota "sudden acceleration" topic, the article helps explain:
- How the needs of the press for eye catching stories can cause them to copy each others' stories in a frenzie to fill news space;
How the press can garble the message from Congress and NHTSA to became PANIC!;
How all messages of how to easily deal with sudden acceleration have been ignored;
How safety experts hired by plaintiff's lawyers are presented as 'independent experts';
How spokespeople for advocacy groups are often quoted without any critique; and
How the number of complaints don't support the panic type news coverage;