Ken Shepherd

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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.

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.'