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Then and Now, Media Sing Along to Dems' Election Song: 'No Tax Cuts'

The declining deficit has proven tax cuts don't cause a deficit rise. But the media can't hear that above the Democratic election chorus.

CNN Is All Wet When It Comes to Economy

Drip, drip, drip of economic coverage used to attack conservatives, business.

USA Today Pumps Up Inflation Fears, Downplays Strong Wage Growth

But even a liberal pundit quoted in cover story admits middle class better off now than years ago.

Networks Eat Up Food Police Message on Trans Fats

ABC, NBC highlight pro-regulation forces and compare obesity to tobacco.

PBS Gives a Hyped View of College Costs

'Nightly Business Report' segment ignored latest figures showing costs on decline.

CNN Keeps Fighting War on Economy

'In the Money' another example of how the network says America beaten.

Profiting Too Much?

'World News Tonight' reporter fusses over Exxon's third-quarter figures.

Days Before Halloween, NBC Treats Real Estate Like Dawn of the Dead

Reporter Carl Quintanilla followed NY Times lead in slamming housing market in a story on Home Depot's changing approach to retail.

CNN's War on the Economy

Leading up to election, network repeatedly tells viewers middle class slipping away, American dream 'impossible.'

Big Tobacco and the Supreme Court: Double Jeopardy, Civil-Style?

This Halloween, the Supreme Court will determine how much plaintiffs can scare up in punitive damages.

CNN's War on the Economy

NBC's 'Today' Raises 'Vast Right Wing Conspiracy' On Gas Prices

Reporter Quintanilla debunks substance of claim but insists the blog-fueled plot has oil industry, conservatives on defensive.

CBS's Couric Focuses on Troubles at Enron, Ford; Leaves Out Dow Record, Lower Gas Prices

Network's competitors at ABC, NBC reported both Ford losses and strong market close.

NBC's News Flash: Busy Holiday Travel Season Means Higher Airfares

'Today' features travelers who want what they want, when they want it, regardless of market price.

Newsweek Changes Media Climate 31 Years after Global Cooling Story

Magazine admits first article was 'wrong,' but still wasn't 'inaccurate' journalistically.

CBS's Couric All But Ignored Dow's Record 12,011 Close

'Evening News' anchor continues pattern of economic reporting BMI found in latest study

CNN Says End is Near for Middle Class

"In the Money" promo for liberal group reinforces middle-class extinction theories.

USA Today: Room for Worry in New Study on College Weight Gain

The 'Freshman 15' reported more like the 'Freshman 8,' but reporter Nanci Hellmich focused on complaints from nutritionists about foods offered in college dining halls.

Post Buries OPEC Production Cut Inside Paper

But earlier story on 'Big Oil' conspiracy to slash gas prices was front page in Business just two weeks ago.

The Weather Channel's 'One Degree' of Propaganda

Web site advances global warming activism including 'causes' and 'solutions.'

CNN's Lou Dobbs Beats Election War Drums for Bigger Government

Anchor insists he has a problem with both parties, but his new book and town hall special confirm he favors bigger government to rescue workers "struggling to hold on to the American Dream."

Post Reporter: Gas Prices Are Down, So Why Not Raise Taxes?

Writer Steven Mufson portrays support for higher fuel levies as bipartisan.

NY Times Reporter Debunks Threat of Chinese Cars Sales

Writer Keith Bradsher explains away flood of autos that CNN's Dobbs had predicted.

More Economic Bull from Media Bears

Despite all the good news, 'Goldilocks economy' never just right for network reports.

A Massive Reporting Deficit

CNN Uses Poll Data to Push Show That Slams Economy

Reporters O'Brien, Schneider admit economy's doing well, but tout bad poll numbers to promote Dobbs program.

A Massive Reporting Deficit

Networks harp on federal deficit as a negative while downplaying how it was halved three years ahead of Bush's prediction.

ABC Double-Doses Attack on Private Health Care

Biased coverage in favor of government health care continues on 'World News' while 'Nightline' turns critical eye on Wal-Mart clinics.

ABC Begins Weeklong 'Prescription' for Government Health Care

But USA Today noted public opposition when people learned of high costs.