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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.

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.

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.

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.

Medias GDP Reports Grossly Unproductive

Quarterly economic numbers typically get ignored, downplayed and hyped.

Media Emphasize Exxon Profit, Restart Focus on Windfall Taxes

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

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

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.

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?

Own Your Own Retirement

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

Nightly News Features Critic, But No Defenders of Corporate Pay

NBCs Thompson ignores critics political leanings and theory of economic rent

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.