Ken Shepherd

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ABC Blows Smoke at Audience on Tobacco-on-Film Study

Reporter Nauert left out any critique of study by anti-tobacco advocates who call for R-ratings

Wash. Post Notes Popularity of Gas Price Conspiracy Theories Among General Public

But reporter Steve Mufson left out that some journalists, like CNN's Jack Cafferty, have given credence to the idea.

Networks Overlook Dow Jones at Record High, Strong Retail Sales

One analyst said of robust sales figures that 'everything came together' in September.

USA Today Hypes Risk of Bacteria in Packaged Produce

But reporter buried expert who said the industry does a 'superb' job of cleaning veggies.

Media Ignore OPEC's 'Toying' with Oil Output

Weeks ago, CNN's Jack Cafferty pushed theory that oil company execs were driving prices down.

On Day of Dow Record, CBS Warns of Economic Problems

Networks omit suggestion that tax cuts have helped the economy, market.

Oklahoma Senator Spars with CNN's Miles O'Brien in Interview

Senator cited media bias and O'Brien's own hype about a new ice age just 12 years earlier.

ABC Worries Churches Are Ruining Texas City's Finances

Reporter features mayor's complaints but leaves out existing regulation on churches, mayor's rosy view of the city's finances in 2006 'State of the City' speech.

Wash. Post Media Critic: NPR is Liberally Biased

In CNN interview, paper's Howard Kurtz noted radio network's taxpayer-funded leftward slant.

NBC Accuses Oil Firms of 'Fleecing' Taxpayers

But reporter's complaint is really that government forgot to tax oil drilling.

CNN's Miles O'Brien Paints Senator on Quixotic Quest against Global Warming Reality

But the science is hardly unanimous, and computer models predicting warming have been wrong before.

Restaurants Left out of Stories on Trans Fat Ban

Network news ignored or downplayed criticism of New York City's proposed food regulation.

CNN's Serwer Dismisses Market Conspiracies

But his network has toyed with gasoline price-fixing conspiracies for weeks.

NBC, CBS Downplay Good News about Economy

Consumer confidence, market performance news undercut by hurricane fears, corporate scandal sentences.

ABC Reheats Leftover Bias on Global Warming, Showcases Hansen

Global warming skeptics, critics of NASA's Hansen left out in the cold; Hansen's 'political inclinations' lean heavily left.

CBS Greeted Housing Value News with Slanted Story on Housing Bubble

Rival NBC's Anne Thompson, however, emphasized buyers' market, strong resale value on most homes.

CNBC 'Global Players' Special Stacked Deck in Favor of Environmental Regulation

Slanting the field 4-to-1, network hyped NASA scientist, dismissed Competitive Enterprise Institute critic.

Washington Post's Ahrens Worries About 'Super-Rich' Success

Reporter's story left out any rebuttal from conservative economists who say zero-sum economics doesn't work.

Wal-Mart's $4 Drug Plan: Good for Consumers, Bad for Nationalized Health Care Advocates

NY Times criticizes retailer's new offering on generic drugs, while ABC and NBC are positive; Wal-Mart critic Ron Pollack's liberal ideology ignored in CBS, Times reports.

CNN's O'Brien Links Drug Prices with R&D Budgets

Previous reporting on the cable network echoed liberal claims that drug companies spend little on research.