Economy

NBC Drives Recession Fears with R.V. Story

'Nightly News' warns that fewer 'mini-mansions on wheels' mean an economic breakdown is dead ahead.

Media Premature on Anticipated Doom of $100/Barrel Oil

Networks warned of $100/barrel oil and its potentially disastrous effects months ago, but it hasn't happened.

Economy Grew More than We Knew, but Networks Barely Notice

CBS, NBC do find time to report Bush administration's reduced growth forecast.

NBC Misleads about Housing Problems

Network claims 'All 20 Cities' in Decline, but CNN shows 'almost 5 percent' gains in Seattle and Charlotte.

Talking Ourselves into Recession

Despite Federal Reserve's expectations of no recession in 2008, journalists can't get enough of the word.

After-Thanksgiving Weekend Sales Stronger Than Predicted

Retail sales show big gains, although several media outlets warned of the worst.

Titanic Bias? Times Implies U.S. Economy Is Sinking Into Recession

As the 2008 election approaches, the Times uses the image of a sinking red "RECE$$ION" to communicate a fear that is so far only a phantom menace.

ABC Exaggerates Thanksgiving Costs to Show Traditional Feast Will Gobble Wallets

Cost of a typical Thanksgiving dinner still a bargain, some say, and when adjusted for inflation, costs are actually down.

Networks: Holiday Sales No Reason for 'Ho, Ho, Ho'

CBS continues trend as most downbeat of network newscasts for economic coverage.

CNN's 'Recession Watch' Continues, with New Definition of Recession

Morning show focuses on negative Christmas shopping predictions as indicator of economic health, despite strong job growth.
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