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Top 10 Media Myths of 2006

TV News Ignores Surprisingly Strong Housing Data

Bubble bursting mantra continues to dominate reports despite evidence to the contrary.

CBS Greases Wheels for Democratic Attack on 'Big Oil'

Reporter Armen Keteyian turns story about government incompetence into indictment of oil industry.

Balance is Low on CBS's Pecking Order

'Evening News' plays up study on salmonella in chicken, but leaves out industry rebuttal, consumer group's pro-regulation agenda.

Wash. Post Claims Minimum Wage Hike Is Fine by D.C.-Area Biz Owners

Conservative critic says the proposed wage hike will hurt the workers it is intended to help.

CBS Obesity Report Trims Opposing Views

'Evening News' story shorts personal responsibility and cost arguments.

CNN's O'Brien Hits Clinton on AIDS Spending

'American Morning' anchor criticized former president, showcased Sen. Barack Obama's call to spend $1 billion more than Bush.

Spy Story Scarier than Real Life

'Good Morning America' frightens viewers with radioactive coverage.

CNN's Dobbs Accuses Ford Motor Co. of Funding Terrorism

The carmaker's crime: selling cars to civilians in Syria.

Hurricane Hype Clouds Warming Debate

Despite wild weather predictions and warnings about global warming, media must watch quiet season blow by.

Unhealthy Bias in Implant Stories, Then and Now

Media return to complaints about silicone breast implants, despite FDA decision to end 14-year ban.

ABC Hypes 'Extreme Jobs' Taking Heavy Toll on Workers with 70-Hour Weeks

Yet the number of Americans in those jobs is small; they choose them; and they're generally well-paid.

Stories Lament Twentysomethings 'Forced' to Live with Parents

Media depict young adults struggling with debt but talk little about poor choices that got them there.

Warning! Retailers on the Holiday Prowl

USA Today takes stores to task for advertising toys to kids.

'NewsHour' Still Insists on Bursting Housing Bubble

Despite Realtors' upbeat forecasts, PBS worries economy headed toward a 'crash.'

CNN's Velshi Ignores Treasury Chief's Warnings on Regulation

But the 'American Morning' business reporter had time to squeeze in a story on Charmin sponsoring free toilets in Times Square.

The Inflation 'Monster' Under the Media's Bed

News reports warned of 'recession,' 'stagflation' as inflation 'reared its ugly head,' but drops in prices get little notice from networks.

An American Thanksgiving Story

Like the colonists who bought Manhattan, Congress has offered us trinkets in exchange for valuable ground.

A Tribute to Milton Friedman

Economists, media bid farewell to 'one of the great economists of the 20th Century'

USA Today: Motorists Aren't Paying Enough for Roads

Reporter hypes calls by politicians to raise taxes for roads, infrastructure; ignores conservative critics who say problem is wasteful spending, not too little revenue.

Post Slants Left - Even into the Grave

The deaths of two prominent economists show paper never ceases liberal spin.

News Flash: Gas Prices Up with Thanksgiving Driving

CNN, NBC don't see a connection; NBC complains 5-cent jump in prices will 'gobble' up travel budget

Post Writes in Solidarity with Striking Janitors

Story backs 1.8-million-member union against 'oil-rich city's business leaders.'

CNN's Velshi Slams Wal-Mart As Store Everybody 'Loves to Hate'

But reporter left out how voters think the company's practices aren't an issue for politicians to address.

ABC Highlights Medicare Complaints, Overlooks Retailers' Drug Discounts

'World News' complains of cost, confusion but ignores private sector solutions like Wal-Mart's $4 generic drugs.

CBS Praises Tax-Hiking Democratic Committee 'Sheriff'

Reporter Attkisson ignored how the Rep. Charles Rangel has mostly ridden with a tax-hiking bandits through most of his career.

Electronic Voting: The Catastrophe that Wasn't

After election, media silent on left-wing claims of Diebold-Bush conspiracy.

Media Rely on Stories That Are 'Bad for You'

Sugar and spice and everything else are all supposedly harmful - except when they're not.