Ken Shepherd

Author Articles

ABC Lean on Fairness in Mad Cow Testing Story

'World News Tonight' story left out perspective of cattle ranchers.

Wash. Post, NY Times Portray Wal-Mart Court Win as 'Setback'

Both papers downplayed nationwide union-led efforts to tax large and small businesses more.

Times Ignores Prison Non-Profit's Liberal Slant, Soros Ties

Justice Strategies director once attacked the 'vengeful penal philosophy' of U.S. prisons.

Food Food Everywhere, But Not a Bite to Eat

Washington Post reporter complains about supermarkets, citing a critic who thinks Americans spend too little and eat too much.

New York Times Complains of Medicare 'Windfall' for Drug Companies

Reporter Freudenheim downplays taxpayer pain in paying for the nearly $700-billion program.

CBS Serves Whine with Global Warming

Reporter Blackstone excludes scientists who are skeptical of new study forecasting doom for Napa Valley.

Wash. Post Finds Negative News Coverage Affects Americans' View of Economy

Survey commissioned by the paper found more positive views of economy when respondents saw stories on job creation.

Networks Insist Oil Is at 'Record High'

Reporters finally give geopolitical factors strong place influencing price; but adjusted for inflation, oil is still $10 below 1981 peak.

CNN Ignores Labor Union Source of Wal-Mart Shoplifting Story

Reporter omitted the fact that activist group WakeUpWalMart.com was the source of a NY Times article publicizing the retailer's softened stance on shoplifting.

CBS, ABC Attack Companies on Cancer Drug Costs

Both networks leave out heavy cost of research or that 30 percent of marketed pharmaceuticals are money-losers.

ABC Perplexed at High Demand for High-Priced Gas

Network's reporters ignore analysis that shows prices are reasonable when adjusted for inflation, personal income.

ABC Presents One Young Spendthrift as Symbol of Poor Money Management

Reporter Stark leaves out that many 20-somethings are planning for retirement.

Washington Post Stokes Class Envy with Front-Page Story

But the article itself shows blue-collar workers like nurses, carpenters among those benefiting from strong economy.

CNN's Lee Pumps Up Gas Price

Business reporter errs in saying Americans are paying a penny less than the 'all-time high.'

CBS Lets Government off the Hook in Florida 'Insurance Crisis'

Subsidized flood insurance encourages building on hurricane-prone coasts, while consumers are shocked at private market prices.

CBS Ignores Role of Tax Hike in Atlantic City Casino Closings

Reporter Alfonsi left out how Democratic governor's plans to raise sales tax shut down the Garden State's government.

NBC's 'Today' Gives Voice to Class Envy in Hollywood

Reporter highlights complaint of Academy Award announcer about actors but ignores man's movie work.

CNN Puts Food Police on Patrol in the Grocery Aisle

'American Morning' features anti-food industry Nestle as it scolds shoppers on processed foods.

CBS Upstages Good Economic News with Foreclosure Worries

Reporter highlights Cape Cod foreclosure, but leaves out how house is above average in value.

CBS Hypes Tiny 'Smart Car,' Derides 'Bigger is Better Attitude'

Reporter John Blackstone left out how the 60-horsepower car lacks pep for highway driving.