Two of the reports I referenced were from Reuters and one AP, all written by professional journalists. Do you really think there is some type of conspiracy there and that they are just trying to fool us??? Come on bear! Your level of paranoia is really getting out of hand. Either that or I am just not understanding you...
Actually all three were CNBC reports [which means they culled the reports to post up]. The key has to do with who they talk to and what that person's position/motives are. If They are talking to pure academic economists, that is one thing but when the interviewed are always attached to brokerage houses and banks, then the money flow becomes a part of their opinion.
It is not a conspiracy, it is simple business. They are there to sell and the way they sell is by calming fears, whether the rationale behind that calming is justified or not. They have to do that.
A simple analogy is the used car salesman. He has to sell cars. He is going to sell you on the GOOD points of the prospective car that lit up your eyes. He is going to either downplay or not mention the bad points. That is how he makes a living. That is not a conspiracy, it is just expected business.
Now the spokesperson who is an economist for a brokerage house is expected to calm investors, to insure investors that their money is going to be safe and secure with them. His JOB is to make that case. He does it by selling you on the GOOD points of the economy that lite up your eyes. He is either going to downplay or not mention the bad points. Those are up to you to find out. That is how he makes a living. That is not a conspiracy, it is just expected business.
I have been to economic conferences with these guys and, when they are not on camera and not on record they are not always the same upbeat salesmen that you see/read in the media. They will tell you about the time the car spent as a taxi.