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Networks Emphasize Layoffs In A Year of 2 Million New Jobs

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Networks Emphasize Layoffs In A Year of 2 Million New Jobs

Special Edition: Jobs

In Depth Report on Detroits Woes Skirts Heavy Union Costs

NBCs Thompson skipped the millions spent on paying laid-off UAW members.

Newscasts Overlook Fords Costly Severance Programs

Searching for reasons behind layoffs, reporters skip $140 million paid yearly to former employees.

CNNs Dobbs Blames Free Trade, Non-Union Labor for Fords Woes

But foreign cars produced in the U.S. are largely made in union-friendly states.

Major Newspapers Ignore Low Jobless Numbers

Papers that hyped five-year high inflation ignored economists citing a strong job market.

CNN Spends 2005 Telling People Theyre Going Backwards

Despite monthly wage increases, network says inflation is destroying the middle class.

USA Today, Washington Post Repeat Inflation Concerns

But big story in 2005 was how economy weathered energy prices, says economist.

Pension Promises: the Death of the American Dream?

As companies face the reality of their financial obligations, a new day of personal responsibility is dawning for the little old schmo and the media are worried.

Networks Do a Poor Job with Unemployment Coverage

Labor coverage evokes a depression, but its more depressing than reality.

Whos Worth More?

Do CEOs earn their money as honestly as Hollywood actresses?

Nightly News Features Critic, But No Defenders of Corporate Pay

NBCs Thompson ignores critics political leanings and theory of economic rent

Own Your Own Retirement

As demands on retirement plans increase, American workers will benefit from market-based accounts they control.

Media Portray Drug Plan as Boondoggle

But reporters still ignore free market advocates who predicted it.

AP Reporter Hypes Wholesale Inflation

Story misses the good news: despite 2005s oil price spike, core inflation hasnt soared.

Media Downplay Ideology of Wal-Mart Foes

Papers ignore ties to union groups and socialized medicine advocates.

Media Jump On Study Showing Frogs Dying Off From Climate Change

But critics who say they croaked from other causes are ignored.

Lou Dobbs Plays Paul Revere over Chinese Cars

CNNs always-alarmist anchor warns of another Yugo coming by sea.

Econ 101: How do Tax Cuts Work?

Despite the medias portrayal, tax cuts for the rich arent bad and they boost the economy.

Media Quick to Blame Industry for Mining Tragedy

Targeting business leaders and the administration, journalists jump ahead of investigation, turn to union officials for pro-regulation input.

Post Downplayed Tax Dissent in Mark Warner Article

Same reporter dropped opposing views found in previous reporting

In the Money Crew Rams Viewers Like a Bus With anti-Banking Bias

Co-hosts Cafferty and Serwer decry average interest rates as usury.

NY Times and AP Portray Shopping Season As So-So At Best

Washington Post and IBD report strong shopping data which other papers leave out

On the Inefficient Road Again

CNN, NBC talk up Willie Nelsons new biofuel, missing the pitfalls.

NBC Savidges the Mining Industry

Nightly News Reporter makes one-sided call for more mine regulation

Fear and Loathing in Business News

Journalism should not be a man-made disaster.

Media Mantra: Unhappy Holidays