Suckers! The media want us to think there's a bedbug invasion.
"Going back more than eight years, you didn't hear much about bedbug infestations," said Antoinetta Stadlman, who lives in the Baldwin House Hotel on Sixth Street, where she says she's the building representative for the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, which monitors the quality of life in SROs. "Nowadays you do hear about an infestation once in a while." But media have transmogrified a mundane factual story — in which bedbugs have been a problem for some people, but nobody knows for sure whether the problem is worse — into exciting horror fare.
Do you agree with the article? Have bedbugs gotten worse in the past years, or is the media just covering the issue more?