Ken Shepherd

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'Evening News' Milked Tragedies to Scare Viewers on Depression Drugs

NBC, ABC gave viewers a more balanced, less emotionally-charged look at a new FDA warning label on suicide risks for young people.

Morning Shows Hype Need for a 'Federal Standard' on Rollovers

CBS's Orr lets go unchallenged the suggestion that auto industry cares more about bottom line than passenger safety.

ABC's Push for Stark Regulation

Hyping recent E. coli cases, reporter Lisa Stark pushed liberal calls for new government agency to regulate food industry from 'farm to fork.'

NY Times: Everybody Loves Energy Regulation

Paper presents taxes, government regulation as only options, necessary curbs on global warming.

Fox's O'Reilly Forgot to Factor in CSPI's Leftist Leanings

Host didn't remind viewers of food police's pro-litigation, pro-regulation agenda, even as he called for more regulation.

'Evening News' Turns to Brit to Lecture Americans on Gas Prices

But columnist from across the Pond leaves out heavy taxes his countrymen pay for petrol.

NY Times Helps American Students in Cuba Criticize America

According to reporter, medical students say American health care system too focused on 'bottom line,' U.S. trade 'blockade' frustrating.

CNN's Dobbs Assails 'Mindless' Manufacturing Advocate

Trade group VP responds slamming faulty logic, notes benefits of foreign insourcing.

Dobbs Bashes South Korea Trade Deal

War on reality continues with anti-free trade rhetoric.

A $7-Billion Omission

Network newscasts continue to ignore Fannie Mae fiasco's scope, even the final tally of the cost.

CBS Greases Wheels for Democratic Attack on 'Big Oil'

Reporter Armen Keteyian turns story about government incompetence into indictment of oil industry.

Balance is Low on CBS's Pecking Order

'Evening News' plays up study on salmonella in chicken, but leaves out industry rebuttal, consumer group's pro-regulation agenda.

Wash. Post Claims Minimum Wage Hike Is Fine by D.C.-Area Biz Owners

Conservative critic says the proposed wage hike will hurt the workers it is intended to help.

CNN's O'Brien Hits Clinton on AIDS Spending

'American Morning' anchor criticized former president, showcased Sen. Barack Obama's call to spend $1 billion more than Bush.

CNN's Dobbs Accuses Ford Motor Co. of Funding Terrorism

The carmaker's crime: selling cars to civilians in Syria.

ABC Hypes 'Extreme Jobs' Taking Heavy Toll on Workers with 70-Hour Weeks

Yet the number of Americans in those jobs is small; they choose them; and they're generally well-paid.

CNN's Velshi Ignores Treasury Chief's Warnings on Regulation

But the 'American Morning' business reporter had time to squeeze in a story on Charmin sponsoring free toilets in Times Square.

USA Today: Motorists Aren't Paying Enough for Roads

Reporter hypes calls by politicians to raise taxes for roads, infrastructure; ignores conservative critics who say problem is wasteful spending, not too little revenue.

News Flash: Gas Prices Up with Thanksgiving Driving

CNN, NBC don't see a connection; NBC complains 5-cent jump in prices will 'gobble' up travel budget

CNN's Velshi Slams Wal-Mart As Store Everybody 'Loves to Hate'

But reporter left out how voters think the company's practices aren't an issue for politicians to address.