Ken Shepherd

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CBS's Couric Worries of Job Losses, Dow Slide

'Evening News' anchor forecasted clouds on economic horizon hours before government announced a 5-year low in unemployment.

CBS Likens Softening Housing Market to Great Depression

But economists see a stable housing market gaining value in the coming year.

USA Today Pumps Up Inflation Fears, Downplays Strong Wage Growth

But even a liberal pundit quoted in cover story admits middle class better off now than years ago.

Days Before Halloween, NBC Treats Real Estate Like Dawn of the Dead

Reporter Carl Quintanilla followed NY Times lead in slamming housing market in a story on Home Depot's changing approach to retail.

NBC's 'Today' Raises 'Vast Right Wing Conspiracy' On Gas Prices

Reporter Quintanilla debunks substance of claim but insists the blog-fueled plot has oil industry, conservatives on defensive.

CBS's Couric Focuses on Troubles at Enron, Ford; Leaves Out Dow Record, Lower Gas Prices

Network's competitors at ABC, NBC reported both Ford losses and strong market close.

CBS's Couric All But Ignored Dow's Record 12,011 Close

'Evening News' anchor continues pattern of economic reporting BMI found in latest study

USA Today: Room for Worry in New Study on College Weight Gain

The 'Freshman 15' reported more like the 'Freshman 8,' but reporter Nanci Hellmich focused on complaints from nutritionists about foods offered in college dining halls.

Post Buries OPEC Production Cut Inside Paper

But earlier story on 'Big Oil' conspiracy to slash gas prices was front page in Business just two weeks ago.

CNN's Lou Dobbs Beats Election War Drums for Bigger Government

Anchor insists he has a problem with both parties, but his new book and town hall special confirm he favors bigger government to rescue workers "struggling to hold on to the American Dream."

Post Reporter: Gas Prices Are Down, So Why Not Raise Taxes?

Writer Steven Mufson portrays support for higher fuel levies as bipartisan.

NY Times Reporter Debunks Threat of Chinese Cars Sales

Writer Keith Bradsher explains away flood of autos that CNN's Dobbs had predicted.

CNN Uses Poll Data to Push Show That Slams Economy

Reporters O'Brien, Schneider admit economy's doing well, but tout bad poll numbers to promote Dobbs program.

ABC Double-Doses Attack on Private Health Care

Biased coverage in favor of government health care continues on 'World News' while 'Nightline' turns critical eye on Wal-Mart clinics.

ABC Begins Weeklong 'Prescription' for Government Health Care

But USA Today noted public opposition when people learned of high costs.

ABC Slams Companies for Donating to Breast Cancer Research

Reporter David Muir cited liberal critic of corporations who also advises women to forego regular mammograms.

NBC's Williams Omits Charge That Bush Cooked the Books

But the 'Nightly News' anchor stuck with a sour note on the government's finances, leaving out near-record revenue growth and suggestions that tax cuts have helped the economy.

'Early Show' Brews Up Hype on Decaf Coffee

New study confirms jolting news: Decaf java has little caffeine content.

NBC Pumps Up Fears of another Dot-Com Bubble

Network turns from housing fears to suggest YouTube purchase is a new dot-com crash waiting to happen.

CNN Heavily Promotes Dobbs and His Idea of 'Class Warfare'

As Election Nears, 'American Morning' host Soledad O'Brien provides a platform to slam Bush tax cuts, free trade.