Ken Shepherd

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CNN's Cafferty Rehashes Conspiracy Theory on Gas Prices, Elections

'In the Money' crew entertains notion Big Oil dropping prices to boost GOP; co-host Serwer dismisses price drop as a 'blip.'

CBS Cheers Governator's Plan to Terminate Global Warming

But no critics of the regulation or global warming science were included in reporter Blackstone's story.

CBS's Smith: Media Were 'Screaming with Our Hair on Fire' About Gas Prices

Network anchor now notices gas prices are falling, but other colleagues beat him to the punch.

72 Hours after Mourning Death of Wage Growth, Times Notes Wages Up with GDP Growth

New data show wage growth at 7 percent after inflation factored out.

CNN's Velshi Returns to Slamming Insurance Companies

Business reporter leaves out any industry representation. After all, two days earlier he cited an industry spokesman.

NBC Dismisses Oil Experts Who Foresee Falling Gas Prices

Lauer leaves out how his network predicted $3.50-a-gallon gas just two weeks ago.

ABC's Sawyer: 'We're Working Ourselves to Death'

Anchor hypes study linking work hours to blood pressure, but leaves out how work environment is a factor regardless of hours at the office.

ABC, Wash. Post Note Gas Prices Have Fallen for Two Weeks

Just two weeks ago, the media complained of 'record' prices; NBC predicted $3.50-a-gallon gas.

V for Verizon? One Reporter's Telecom Vendetta

CNN's Allen Wastler rings bell for more government interference with telecoms, but ignores consumers' existing costs from high taxes and regulation.

CNN Starts Weeklong Katrina Series with Attack on Insurance Companies

Reporter Velshi, anchor O'Brien assume corporate greed, dismiss personal responsibility.

ABC Finds a New Troubling Addiction: The BlackBerry

But while reporter Dan Harris focused on extreme cases, most users like their portable e-mail devices.

NBC Blows Past Insurance Company Viewpoint on Katrina Damages

Reporter Ron Mott leaves out the fact that featured homeowner is a career trial attorney who sues insurance companies.

CBS's Hannah Storm Lets Global Warming Alarmist Breeze through Interview without Opposition

Scientists disagree with journalist who says global warming is significant factor in hurricane strength or sea-level rise.

Media Point to Dip in Home Sales as Sign of 'Housing Chill'

But industry spokesperson says it's media that should cool it with sensationalistic reporting.

NBC's Williams Punches 'Big Oil' with Populist Talking Points

But in his snarky swipe at oil profits, anchor left out historical perspective on gas prices and practical reasons why 30-cent gas is unfeasible.

NBC's Phillips Cites Psychologist Who Blames Advertising for Obesity

But the 'Dateline' excerpt left out that main source founded an organization dedicated to regulating advertising to children.

CBS's Regan Burns Sunscreen Makers with Biased Report

Reporter pushes for FDA regulation, includes only pro-regulation sources.

Wash. Post Spins Inflation Data Negatively

Most other media outlets report positive assessments from experts after Wall Street rally.

NBC's Brown Blows Smoke on Housing Bubble

Home values still growing, just slower than before as housing market shifts into buyer's market.

What's the 'Freegan' Deal?

Post romanticizes dumpster diving as protest against Bush administration, capitalism.