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ABC's Stark Maximizes Bias on Minimum Wage

From 5-to-1 imbalance in sound bites to excluding critical economists, reporter skews story on wage floor bill.

Media's New Beef with Fast Food: Now Salads Are Bad, Too

NBC consumer correspondent warns that big salads are big on calories.

Housing Bust: Just Kidding!

Some reports finally call housing market shift 'good news for buyers' after years of predicting a bubbly catastrophe ... but others stick with seller-centric 'nightmare.'

I Hate to Burst Your Bubble ...

But the housing market is cooling off just fine despite the summer heat.

Raul Castro: A Hard-Line Commie with a Soft Spot for Free Enterprise?

NBC's Andrea Mitchell calls fill-in dictator open to free enterprise, ignores rollback in reforms, reliance on Venezuelan oil

Housing Bust: Just Kidding!

In Midst of Scorching Heat Wave, CBS Proclaims Global Warming Debate Over

Reporter relies on one climatologist who says pollution delayed global warming in '70s - but back then, scientists warned of catastrophic global cooling.

CBS News Blusters about Hypothetical Hurricane 'Crippling' U.S. Economy

Reporter Michelle Miller left out experts who disagree with pessimistic forecast and ignored strong economic recovery one year after Hurricane Katrina.

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.

Forget Tea Leaves: Read Congress's Bills to Forecast Future Deficits

Just how much taxpayer money is each member of Congress proposing to spend?

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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.

Fixing the Tax Code With Mao's 'Little Red Book'

Oregon Democratic Sen. Wyden starts his own 'long march' to tax reform.

ABC Lean on Fairness in Mad Cow Testing Story

'World News Tonight' story left out perspective of cattle ranchers.

Housing Bubble, What Housing Bubble?

CNN says Bernanke's comments about orderly decline in home sales are 'boring'.

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.

Hollywood Export Undermines America

It's time for TV scriptwriters to give up the evil business stereotypes and cowboy up.

Networks Include Fear Premium in Oil Coverage

Warnings of $4/gallon gas abound from oil traders on network news, while Congressional moves toward domestic oil go largely unnoticed.

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.

Entertainment Weekly Says Global Warming Keeps Gore 'Cool'

The debate remains, despite magazine's incorrect claim that even Fox News won't challenge movie.

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.