Sadly, like many of the audience, Chris assumes that there is someone who actually knows what the numbers are. That is, that the numbers are clear and defined, as opposed to swinging wildly all over the place.
When the situation - and hence the information - is inherently chaotic and no one knows the answers to people's legitimate questions, the western media looks for someone to blame. It is easier than trying to explain that "we just don't know, and no one else does either."
You've heard of "Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells"? Well, I live in Holland Park and I've Had It. Up to here! An old curmudgeon, I rant and rave about things I read, see or hear in the News. Frequently sarcastic, irreverent and libertarian; often wrong - but never uncertain.