Ken Shepherd

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ABC Highlights Medicare Complaints, Overlooks Retailers' Drug Discounts

'World News' complains of cost, confusion but ignores private sector solutions like Wal-Mart's $4 generic drugs.

Networks Push Government Health Care to Aid Ailing Detroit

All three broadcast news shows lament high health care costs; ABC promotes two liberal Democrats who favor increasing taxpayers' burden.

CBS Praises Tax-Hiking Democratic Committee 'Sheriff'

Reporter Attkisson ignored how the Rep. Charles Rangel has mostly ridden with a tax-hiking bandits through most of his career.

CNN Hypes Backover Danger of SUVs

'American Morning' features advocate for more regulation, rear-view cameras, even though study finds they have their limits.

'Today' Show Hypes Bus Injury Study, Giving Support to More Regulation

But reporter Tom Costello left out how studies show seat belts do more harm than good.

ABC Sacks Wal-Mart for Employee Lateness Policy

'Good Morning America' complains about 10-minute grace period, though repeated infractions are necessary to merit reprimand.

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.