Three Times = A Trend Bob Garfield of WNYC's On the Media tells us that some popular news outlets call something "a trend" if they find at least three instances of it. This arbitrary number serves as pseudo-substantiation for exploration of what might otherwise be dismissed. The danger, he finds, might be that less effort is being spent on less colorful, but fundamentally more important trends, like homelessness.

Three Times = A Trend

Three Times = A Trend

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Bob Garfield of WNYC's On the Media tells us that some popular news outlets call something "a trend" if they find at least three instances of it. This arbitrary number serves as pseudo-substantiation for exploration of what might otherwise be dismissed. The danger, he finds, might be that less effort is being spent on less colorful, but fundamentally more important trends, like homelessness.