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U.S. Economy Again Defies Media Pessimism

December CPI numbers counter dire inflation predictions from the media.

CBSs Axelrod Heats Up Energy Price By One-Third

Reporter hypes cost increase but doesnt mention industry is recovering faster than expected.

Harvard Professor Deflates In the Money

Clinton-era Treasury official dismisses housing bubble talk, notes home values have not declined since the Great Depression.

Papers Spin Scuffle over Study Data into Knockout for Merck Opponents

USA Today, NY Times portray a five-year-old glitch as new evidence against company.

Syriana: Realism or a Left-Wing Assault on Oil?

Media go to the well to promote anti-American movie and warn against perils of capitalism.

Coverage of Wal-Mart Movies Lopsided

Media focus on criticism of retailer, picking up themes of anti-store documentary instead of pro-market film.

Post Practices Boo-Hoo Economics

Reporter Decries Cost of Tax Cuts with Flawed Study and Bad Economics

CNNs Andy Serwer 180

Reporters housing bubble lasts two minutes on American Morning.

More Hot Air: Executive Summary

Networks Link Global Warming to Increase in Hurricanes

More Hot Air

Networks Link Global Warming to Increase in Hurricanes

A Whale of a Tale

The media perpetuated outrageous economic myths throughout the year.

Econ 101: Has the Economy Been Good or Bad?

Despite media reports, the U.S. economy isnt on the naughty list this year and heres why

SpongeBob SquarePants Is the Next Joe Camel?

CBS health reporter swallows obesity study without airing other side.

CNNs Dobbs Gives Hot Economy a Cold Shower

Business anchors appearance on CBS fraught with pessimistic myths.

Morning Shows Return to Pessimism on Economy

Presidents poll numbers, heating prices cited while Sawyer urges tax hike.

CNNs Serwer Huffs and Puffs about Bad News from Detroit

But business reporter turns around hours later to declare the economy just right.

NBC Ignores 13-Percent-Higher Economic Growth

Other networks give minimal attention to positive news, as downbeat forecasts are proven wrong.

Its Beginning to Look a Lot Likea Very Good Christmas

The medias pessimistic holiday shopping forecasts fail to register with reality.

Media Myths: The Housing Bubble Is Bursting

Media claims about a housing bubble are nothing new

CBS Blows Hurricane Season Death Toll Out of Proportion

Acosta portrays 2005 as deadliest year, ignoring 8,000 killed in Galveston storm.

TV Academy Honors Dobbs, Ignores His Slant on News

Lifetime achievement award honors journalistic work, but skips trend toward advocacy.

Bubble, Bubble, Its the Media in Trouble

Journalists have been forecasting a housing bust for years. When should we start to take them seriously?

CNN Unloads Double Portion of Bias

In the Money segment features uncritical plug of Supersize Me star

CBS Reporter Misrepresents Pump Prices

According to Chen, at $2.15 gas price is just averaging under $3/gallon

As GM Goes, So Go the Media