Business Articles

From the Mouths of Babes... to the Pockets of Oil Execs

Times reporter pits oil profits against anti-poverty initiatives.

CNN Anchor Worries Ports Outsourced to Terrorists

Lou Dobbs Tonight hypes fear, excludes defenders of Arab port company

CNNs In the Money Continues Love Affair with Class Warfare

Host calls CEO pay mind-boggling; guest adds that its disgraceful.

Cable Firms Prefer One Choice Theirs

Customers faced with channels for every interest except for those who want to pay a la carte.

Econ 101: What Happens When We Subsidize

Alternative energy should be developed in a free, innovative marketplace not through government planning.

Study Takes Bite Out of Media Claims about Low-Fat Diets

A new, larger-sample study refutes previous report linking diet to cancer prevention.

The Nuclear Option

When it comes to nuclear power for U.S. energy needs, the media take a No Nukes approach thats heavy on scares, light on facts.

Ironic Media Position Follows Bushs Declaration of Oil Addiction

Press reaction that Mideast imports are no big deal is inconsistent with earlier assertions that oil is the reason for Iraq war.

The Nuclear Option

Newscasts See Budget Filled with Substantial Cuts

But government continues to grow and actual reductions amount to a tiny part of the budget.

Broadcasters Ignore or Distort Solid Job Report

ABC and CBS ignore 4 1/2-year unemployment low of 4.7 percent while CNN finds results mixed at best.

Look, Ma Bell, No Competition

CBS sees resurrection of telephone monopoly and bills going up, while other networks give free-market perspective that competition can lower bills.

USA Today Insists Mine Safety Fines Arent High Enough

The untold story, however, is the trend toward increased safety and higher productivity in American mines.

6-Year Low in Unemployment Claims Draws Yawns from Media

Networks ignore the story while major newspapers downplay it.

Strong February Employment Still Downplayed by Some Media

Several outlets frown on 243,000 new jobs, but others show improvement in coverage of monthly jobs report.

ABC Stuck in a Moment of One-Sided Coverage

World News Tonight features Bonos call for more foreign aid, but no critics of corrupt African governments.

Newspapers Saw the U.S. Budgets Slightly Smaller Shadow

Its five more years of drastic cuts, say The Washington Post and New York Times

Bravo for the Maestro

Greenspans greatest achievement was resisting political pressure and keeping money supply stable, fueling investment in the United States.

Media Emphasize Exxon Profit, Restart Focus on Windfall Taxes

But study finds Uncle Sam makes a killing off gas taxes already.

Medias GDP Reports Grossly Unproductive

Quarterly economic numbers typically get ignored, downplayed and hyped.

CNN Plugs Study Showing Partisan Divide Causes Confusion about Economy

But 30 minutes later network showcases a liberal economic critic without noting her ideology.

Income Reports Authors Tilted Left, but Media Didnt Note It

Liberal leanings of studys think tanks dont merit consideration or balance from most media.

ABCs Lisa Stark Goes After Oil Profits

Reporter portrays an oil tax advocate as consumer champion.

Hit Job

Networks Emphasize Layoffs In A Year of 2 Million New Jobs

Hit Job: Executive Summary

Networks Emphasize Layoffs In A Year of 2 Million New Jobs

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