The desire for the “Oh, how the mighty Apple has fallen” narrative is so strong that the narrative is simply being stated as fact, evidence to the contrary be damned. It’s reported as true simply because they want it to be true. They’re declaring “The King is dead; long live the King” not because the king has actually died or abdicated the throne, but because they’re bored with the king and want to write a new coronation story.
Pro tip: Music alone can have a strangely high quantity of positive impact on mood in certain situations. Don’t underestimate the simplicity of the human brain and the ease at which it can be manipulated for your benefit.
I find that productivity increases as my mood improves. There are undoubtedly diminishing returns of this effect making efficacy of music for this purpose contingent upon your current state of mind.
Because we are capable of such complex thought and emotions, we often forget the rather simplistic input -> output nature of our brains. I know I do.