Exaggeration is a description of a subject in an excessive manner. Exaggerating, or taking the truth out of proportion, is one of the evils of communication. Few people get habituated to it in such a way that they are unable to speak the truth completely. Have you ever wondered why people exaggerate? The most obvious reasons of exaggeration can be to make things interesting and to draw sympathy from the listener.
Media has always been accused by the viewers for exaggerating and sensationalizing events. It is believed that the news channels do this deliberately to increase their viewership. The basic problem is the masses get attracted to news which is catchier or has some kind of violence in them. Cinema too, relies on exaggeration to a large extent. The reason why exaggeration is accepted is that a common man would always be entertained to watch something more than what he sees or experiences in his regular life.
There was another famous exaggeration disaster by Al Gore who was the vice president to Bill Clinton. He had once made the statement that the Himalayas will melt by 2032. This was petrifying for the masses and they started blaming the government for not making the cities pollution free. Here is a collection of famous exaggeration quotes for you to read.