This will be brief.
- Media is scaring people shitless with the constant coverage on the economy and how we're all fucked.
- People then react by not buying anything because the media has spooked them.
- Media then notes how people are not buying any consumer retail products anymore because they'd rather use their money to dig themselves out of debt or put it in a savings account...which is what the media told them to do.
- Media then blames people and forecasts even more bleak economic times.
Cycle of retardation