Claim 1: Millennials don’t read the news
Evidence 1: “I can predict all this because I work in the news media, and one of the primary functions of the media these days is to traffic in gleefully broad generalizations and criticisms of millennials, the more than 75 million Americans born about 1980 to 2000. Although millennials are now the largest demographic group in the country, and though they are more racially diverse than any other generation in American history, they are often depicted on TV, in movies and music, and in the news (including The New York Times) as a collectively homogeneous cliche.”
Fact Check 1: Partly True. This is actually a pretty reliable source. He says that he works in the news media and mentions that he traffics broad generalizations and criticisms of millennials. If it his job to analyze the different comments in his news network, he probably knows what he’s talking about. Then he says “millennials are now the largest demographic group in the country” he links the sources he got it from and that source is very trustworthy. It has all the numbers of the amount of people in each generations and even has graphs on it.
Claim 2 : Millennials aren’t real
evidence 2: “Consider the question of the best way to manage millennials. Say you have a worker who plays hooky from your online news site to go build a treehouse, or one who takes an extended leave to go a snowboarding trip, then never returns to work. What should you do? One approach is to blame these workers’ millennialness: They’re young, they’ve never had to should any responsibility in life, and the really can’t with all your rules, man.
According to Laszlo Bock, who runs human resources at Google, pigeonholing workers into categories is nothing new, and it’s rarely helpful in running a work space.”
Fact Check 2 : misleading. He uses different links of when he talks about playing hooky and taking an extended leave to go on a snowboarding trip. They both are reliable sources he used. Although I feel like he is using these accurate sources to distract from his point because the sources are reliable. When he uses the source from Laszlo Bock, he is making his argument even stronger by mentioning someone who is someone who runs the human resources at a huge company such as Google. He then backs it up by saying what Bock is famous for (collecting and analyzing data about its work force).
Claim 3: These broad terms leave lots of room for individual difference that matter in the real world
Evidence 3 : “For instance, while it’s true that millennials are more likely than older people to describe themselves as “religiously unaffiliated,” the increased rate at which they do so isn’t huge. In a 2014 pew study, 29 percent of millennials said they weren’t religious, versus 21 percent of people in Generation X. Millennials: They’re just like us!
…another Pew survey from 2014 found that while most millennials favored the legalization of gay marriage, millennials who describe themselves as Democrats were more likely to favor it than Republican millennials.”
Fact check 3: True. In both of these studies that he mentioned, they are both very reliable. They are both surveys that they collected and have graphs and all sorts of numbers that make the sources very trustworthy. He uses these two studies as example in order to make his claim stronger.