This morning, CNN, Fox News and Bloomberg News are all reporting that teen pregnancy is on the rise after a 15 year decline. The CDC statistics they used sounded awfully familiar, so I hopped into the Jezebel wayback machine and discovered that the "new" teen pregnancy statistics they're bemoaning were actually released in November, 2007, and merely re-released last week as part of a larger report called "America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2008." That report has all sorts of other information about teenagers — how much they're smoking, how frequently they're injured — and yet, CNN, Fox and Bloomberg all decided to go with the teen pregnancy statistics as their headlines and initial paragraphs.
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