Ship owners are realizing bigger ships aren't better than smaller ships
Ship owners continue to prefer to buy bigger ships rather than smaller ships.
Consumers are realizing that energy drinks are bad for your health.
Consumers continue to prefer to buy more and more energy drinks rather than getting a good night's sleep.
Assuming we are talking about the same "ship owners", one of these two statements isn't true.
Even given your assumption, that's not true. It's called "cognitive dissonance"
One of them is an empirical statement which demonstrates ship owner revealed actual preferences and the other one is a quote from the piece's author which seems inline with their own expressed opinion about bigger ship=bad. Which one do you think is more likely to be accurate?
Again - not an issue. They can both be true.
The more you personally know about the details of a media story, usually the less accurate you'll think the story is.
And that statement is ABSOLUTELY true. You just chose a bad example.
This also applies to media stories you don't know as much about, just many people don't realize it when it's not slapping them in the face.
If possible, this is even more true than your last statement.