The business media can be overly negative. They can be overly positive, too. The consistency comes in the "overly" part: The business media is always overreacting, floating their sad little way between cartoonish extremes.Worse, in their overreaction, they miss important things, such as initial possible signs of a turn -- or, at least, a bottom-- in a market. We saw a prime example of that over the weekend in coverage of the housing crisis. On Sunday, the Associated Press ran an overwhelmingly negative article about the intractability of the crisis, ignoring the first signs of stability we've seen in two years, which came to light on Friday. The headline: " Foreclosure crisis vexes government: Solving foreclosure problem proves to be a stubborn, complex challenge." First, notice the typical business media bias -- not a liberal or conservative bias but one toward the broader notion that government action determines everything when it comes to large economic issues. Rather than analyzing what the government is promising, we should concentrate on that moment when buyers seem to be dipping their toes back into the market. The AP's Sunday article was outdated from the start. It makes comparisons to a year ago and to last quarter, but even though it's about as long as a wire service article can be, it seems there was still not enough space to address Friday's events. Take a look at the first few paragraphs: "Each day from July through September, more than 2,700 Americans lost their homes in foreclosure. "That number, up from 1,200 a day a year ago, is a sign that the mortgage industry and government programs have done little to help troubled homeowners.