Ken Shepherd

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NBC Plugs Liquor Wholesalers Study on Teenage Internet Booze Sales

But network's reporter leaves out statistic showing only two percent of teens in survey actually bought alcohol online.

CBS Warns That 'Even One Bad Meal Can Hurt Your Body'

Network story on saturated fat is the media's latest entree in a menu of anti-fast food stories.

ABC, NBC Drill BP on Pipeline Corrosion

Both networks cited liberal critics but excluded information from the company's news conference just a day earlier.

ABC: Gas Prices Too High? Don't Just Drive On By

Reporter urges viewers to report price gouging after pipeline shutdown, but neglects to mention actual gouging is rare and that high gas prices help prevent shortages.

ABC's Dr. Johnson Prescribes Higher Taxes to Get Smokers to Quit

'World News with Charles Gibson' left out second opinion: higher taxes don't lower smoking rates but do breed black markets, mob-related violence.

CBS's Safer Supersizes Bias Against 'McMansions'

But a real estate expert says large, pricey houses are a tiny part of the market.

CNN Promotes Food Industry for a Change

The cable network takes a break from barking up the wrong tree on industry regulation and personal responsibility.

CBS Hints at More Regulation for the Power Industry

But energy experts point to regulation as the cause for existing problems.

Washington Post: 'Moderate' Republicans Support Tax Increases, Minimum Wage Hikes

Reporter calls pro-tax Virginia politicians 'moderate' while those against tax hikes are 'hard-core.'

ABC's Stark Maximizes Bias on Minimum Wage

From 5-to-1 imbalance in sound bites to excluding critical economists, reporter skews story on wage floor bill.

Media's New Beef with Fast Food: Now Salads Are Bad, Too

NBC consumer correspondent warns that big salads are big on calories.

Raul Castro: A Hard-Line Commie with a Soft Spot for Free Enterprise?

NBC's Andrea Mitchell calls fill-in dictator open to free enterprise, ignores rollback in reforms, reliance on Venezuelan oil

In Midst of Scorching Heat Wave, CBS Proclaims Global Warming Debate Over

Reporter relies on one climatologist who says pollution delayed global warming in '70s - but back then, scientists warned of catastrophic global cooling.

CBS News Blusters about Hypothetical Hurricane 'Crippling' U.S. Economy

Reporter Michelle Miller left out experts who disagree with pessimistic forecast and ignored strong economic recovery one year after Hurricane Katrina.

CBS's Storm Ignores Liberal Congressman's Call for 100-Percent Tax on Oil Profits

Reporter echoed Rep. Dennis Kucinich's rhetoric later in the interview.

ABC's Lisa Stark Pours Cold Milk on Advertising Trend

Reporter presents kid-friendly food sites as 'Wild West' in need of regulation.

ABC, NBC Spin Strong Housing Numbers Negatively

'Nightly News' anchor calls housing market a bubble but a real estate economist featured in the story forecasted cooling beginning the year.

CNN's Dobbs Insists Author of anti-Free Trade Book Is 'No Protectionist'

But Sen. Dorgan opposes fair competition from foreign ethanol that could lower U.S. gas prices.

NBC Repeats Incorrect Claim That Gas At 'All-Time High'

Lundberg Survey is three cents higher than AAA but below September high and inflation-adjusted record.

Post Environmental Reporter Urges Gore to Run in 2008

Grunwald dismisses Kyoto treaty as too 'modest,' calls for Americans to sacrifice standard of living to cut greenhouse gases.