Odds and Ends
Like a Shakespearean play
8 10, 11:36pm
What happens is the news looks for extreme examples like that to show, because it gets more visits/views. In the process they make it look like things are significantly worse than they are, causing more people to panic buy, but they don't care, it's all about hits/eyeballs.
It's not a new phenomenon, but it has gotten worse in the past decade or two.