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Motor City Madness: Networks Tell Upbeat Story as Detroit Goes Bankrupt

Viewers watching ABC, CBS and NBC over the past year would have seen six times as many upbeat stories about the Motor City economy and recovery, vs. negative stories about the looming fiscal crisis.
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‘Gasland’ Director Celebrates as Pennsylvania Property Owners Lose Millions

Hess Corp. and Newfield Exploration Co. give up on drilling in Upper Delaware.
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Business Magazine Finds Media Punching Bag Was Boon to Business

Media made Rick Perry a ‘punchline,’ but his record of bringing businesses to Texas is praiseworthy.
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Measles Epidemic in Britain Thanks to Anti-Vaccination Fears

Celebrities continue to promote vaccine-autism link in face of science.
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In Midst of Data Scandals, Networks Ignore Dangers of Electronic Medical Records

Three years after Obama push for monitoring health information, ABC, CBS and NBC skip privacy concerns.
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‘American Atlantis’: Rolling Stone Imagines End of Miami Due to Climate Change

Contributing editor uses outlandish predictions to say ‘Goodbye Miami’ from 24-foot storm surge.
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Gasland Part II: Same Misleading Images, New Conspiracy Theory

Josh Fox’s follow up retreads old claims, but adds new level of spin.
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Washington Post Profiles ‘Outlaw’ Raisin Farmer Fighting to End the U.S. Raisin Reserve

 Paper highlights problem of government intervention about outdated law stealing from farmers.
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Half of Fracking Stories Rely on Hollywood Hit Jobs

News reports give platform to artists, celebs and anti-drilling documentaries in 50 percent of reports.
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Forbes List Shows Liberals Dominate Influential Media Spots By 9-to-1

‘Celebrity 100’ reveals strength of left across news, entertainment.
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Pelosi On Affordable Care Act: ‘Captures the Spirit of our Founders’

Pelosi praises Obamacare while new poll shows most Americans disapprove. 
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Opposition Barely Mentioned Night of Obama’s Global Warming Speech

President announces ‘sweeping’ plan that would punish power plants, but hardly a hint of criticism on networks.
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New York Times Misleads Readers to Bash Tuna Industry

Times claimed ‘no factual errors’ in factually inaccurate Mark Bittman blog.
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Networks Do 92 Climate Change Stories; Fail to Mention ‘Lull’ in Warming All 92 Times

ABC, CBS and NBC ignore ‘mystery’ warming plateau in favor of alarmism about sea levels, allergies, weather.
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Moyers Continues Rant Against ALEC on Taxpayers’ Dollar

PBS Host Still Using Taxpayer-Funded Media to Fight Against ALEC
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NY Times Fawns Over Bill Nye: ‘Warrior for Science’

Scientific critics of Nye’s climate claims get no attention in Times profile of activist ‘Science Guy.’ 
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‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Perpetuates Negative Stereotype of Wall Street

Hollywood continues to push Occupy Wall Street themes in films.
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Billionaires Want to End Capitalism As We Know It

CNBC Europe promotes nonprofit seeking to ‘build a better version of capitalism.’ 
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Seven Soros-Linked Groups Behind Left's Push on Student Loans

Ahead of a possible July 1 interest rate hike for federally subsidized student loans, a coalition of liberal and education groups announced a “Social Media Day of Action” to demand congressional ...
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NBC, CBS Criticize Banks for Overdraft Fees That Customers Request

Financial institutions are ‘profiting from your mistakes.’
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NBC, CBS Criticize Banks for Overdraft Fees That Customers Request

Financial institutions are ‘profiting from your mistakes.’
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CNN Profiles Soros Positively

No mention of Soros funding the left $550 million.
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Networks Ignore Manufacturing 'Contraction'

Manufacturing activity dropped to its lowest pace in four years, according to The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) manufacturing index for the month of May, released June 3. ...
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Movies Celebrate Occupy Wall Street as Anarchists and Thieves Target Businesses

From one man’s ‘Assault on Wall Street,’ to eco-anarchists, to illusionists robbing banks, anti-business ideals live on ... screen.
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Soros-Funded News Operation Helped Build IRS Case Against Tea Party

Pulitzer Prize-winning ProPublica also has ties to major Democrat donors, top journalists.  
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Networks Bashed Tea Party Before IRS Probe

Broadcast news shows called small government protesters ‘anti-tax’ and ‘anti-government.’
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New Sundance Film ‘The East’ Focuses on Anarchist, Eco-Terrorist Group

Director dismisses criticism saying: ‘sweet’ of people ‘to think that people holding corporations accountable is evil.’
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Student Loan Hype: Networks Focus on Debts 245 Percent Higher than Average

 When ABC, CBS and NBC broadcasts mention what graduates owe, they go to extremes. 
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Kanye West’s Latest Rap ‘New Slaves’ Compares Consumerism to Slavery

 ‘F*** you and your corporation’ says rapper worth $100 million. 
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Rumsfeld: ‘Entrepreneurs and Business Owners Improve the Lives of Their Fellow Citizens’

George W. Bush’s Secretary of Defense defends capitalism, slams socialism in his new book.