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NY Times Slants Patent Protection Story Against Novartis

Reporter depicts court struggle as one pitting company against 'patients rights groups' instead of liberal activists.

ABC Runs on Fumes with Detroit Auto Story

Anchor Gibson fails to explain how labor unions are partly to blame for GM, Ford 'Running on Empty.'

CBS Obesity Story Heavy on Hype, Light On Substance

Reporter Thalia Assuras fails to inform audience of the limitations of body mass index in diagnosing, treating childhood obesity.

AP, NY Times Lament Low Union Participation

Reporters highlight concern about 'intimidation,' leave out possibility that unions work against employees' self interest.

Wash. Post Shows Balance in Climate Debate As Inconvenient Hassle For Science Teacher

Reporter Blaine Harden leaves out any critics of Al Gore's Oscar-nominated film.

CNN Dusts Off 6-Month-Old Study to Push Internet Advertising Regulations

Network's top doc gives just 6 seconds to industry and zero time to talk about parental responsibility.

CNN's Cho Gives One-Sided Look at Bush Health Plan

Merits of the tax-deduction plan are excluded as reporter turns to Democratic donor for analysis.

NBC's Gregory Ignores Debate; Meteorologist Calls Carbon Emissions Merely 'A Pop Gun' in Global Warming

NBC looks forward to State of the Union concession; CNN Headline News showcases weathercaster in midst of ongoing blog debate on climate change.

Hillary Clinton, 10; Falling Gas Prices, 0

Pre-State of the Union newscasts ignored falling gas prices, totaled 10 minutes in face time with NY senator about 2008 run.

Global Warming: Weekend Roundup

NPR gave liberal coverage to Pelosi's push for global warming-focused committee, while networks ignored the story.

News Producer Applauds Car Smoking Ban as 'Common Sense' on NBC Blog

Network's Ed Deitch praises local ordinance, while reporter Mike Taibbi fails to get reaction from law enforcement officers.

Networks Downplay Own Role in Panic over Faulty Car Seat Study

Consumer Reports retracts study, only after media hype of original claims.

Post Hails Democrats Seeking 'New Political Center' on Money Matters

But policies paper cheers as a compromise package are both liberal measures.

Networks Use Good Cancer News to Complain About Federal Funding Levels

ABC, CBS, and NBC also ignore role private industry plays in fighting war on cancer.

CBS Prescribes Regulation for Herbal Supplements

But reporter Alfonsi's stories were anemic when it came to presenting the industry's defense.

USA Today Finds Negative Slant to Falling Gas Prices

Reporter Hagenbaugh fails to tell readers that 'consumer rights' watchdog is liberal, conspiracy theorist.

Network Silence Greets Announcement of Chavez's Hostile Oil Industry Takeover

Media continue to ignore or downplay significance of socialist Chavez's control of oil reserves.

CNN's Sylvester Unfairly Presented, Quickly Dismissed Economist's Views on Medicare

'Lou Dobbs Tonight' reporter scoffed that 'common sense' trumped pharmaceutical economics expert's conclusions on Medicare 'negotiation.'

NBC's Williams Ignores Heavy Cost of $2.5-million 'Big Victory' for Katrina Victims

AP, NY Times report that case could encourage holdouts for hefty court rewards.

ABC Says 'Millions of Americans' Have Been 'Waiting' For Congress to Boost Their Pay

But fewer than 500,000 make minimum wage, and research shows two-thirds of workers earn more than the minimum within a year of starting their jobs.