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Media Take a Bite Out of CAFE Guidelines

Government proposes new light truck, SUV fuel standards, but media highlight critics.

Networks Send Plaintiffs Message to Drugmakers

Media continue lopsided coverage of litigation in Vioxx verdict.

Lou Dobbs Attacks Free Trade

The Business of Rebuilding

Network news gives little time to Americans generosity, as businesses use their profits to help the needy.

The Media Spin: Bring Out the Tea Leaves

Global warming is in fashion today, but veteran journalist David Goodnow remembers when we once feared another little ice age.

Econ 101: Are Housing Prices Too High?

Professor Gary Wolfram explains the economics behind pricing and the housing bubble.

More Media Go Drilling for Viewers

CBS, ABC launch new features on gas prices. Reporter Axelrod shows hes going the wrong way.

AARP vs. the Free Market on Drug Prices

Ignoring the simple rule of demand in determining prices, news reports chide drug companies for not pegging their prices to inflations rise.

Trade Secrets

Lou Dobbs Tonight Hides Good News Behind Negative View of Free Market

Trade Secrets: Executive Summary

Lou Dobbs Tonight Hides Good News Behind Negative View of Free Market

Times Scares Readers with the Crisis Ahead

Magazine story describes a Mad Max future based one the work of one author.

Missing the Point on Prices

Networks continue to hype gas prices high above the national average, while the Post looks to government for pricing.

Oil Prices Drop and Networks Ignore It

ABC does note the cause of the problem is that businesses cant build new refineries.

Obesity Battle Pops Up Again

Networks half-baked report criticized those who have fun in the sun.

Commentary: The Media Say the Economy Is Horrible, So It Must Be True

But their coverage of the Bush economy reads like a collection of Democratic Party press releases, calling a strong economy everything from 'struggling' to 'volatile' or 'dicey.'

ABC Plays The Old Skin Game

Networks half-baked report criticized those who have fun in the sun.

Networks continue gas price hype

ABC does note the cause of the problem is that businesses cant build new refineries.

Broken records: Media repeat phony claim of all-time high gas prices

Major medias problem with adjusting prices based on inflation adds to anxiety about cost.

Networks Paint Bush Economy As Bleak No Matter What The Facts Really Say

Medias bad news bears deliver negative news 62 percent of the time despite economic expansion.

Social Securitys Retirement Date Long Passed

70th anniversary marked by media spin on reforming the system.

CBS Downplays Danger from Activist Health Commissioner

Regulatory suggestion to limit trans-fats in New York foods results in serving of poor journalism.

Pain at the Pump

Schizophrenic media offer full-service bias on the economy.

Jennings Death Inspires Anti-Smoking Crusade

NBC reports that thousands choose to stop smoking yet, they need regulation and government funding to help?

Morning Shows Fill Up With Hype on Gas Prices

Networks emphasize $3-per-gallon prices when average price is $2.37.

Times Relies on Food Police for Comment on Healthier Products

In mostly positive free-market story, anti-industry nutritionist Marion Nestle continues criticism of innovation.

Post Blames Free Market For Starvation In Niger

Timbergs rant bypasses poverty, drought, locusts and other causes to blame greedy capitalists.

CBS Delivers A Steady Diet Of One-Sided Coverage

Network skews lawsuit story toward government and virtually ignores defendant

Networks Ignore U.S. Agreement on Global Warming

Partnership includes energy-hungry China and India, but media arent interested.