Times Says Free Market a False Idol

Simplistic liberalism in the news pages: "For more than a quarter-century, the dominant idea guiding economic policy in the United States and much of the globe has been that the market is ...

Year in Review: Who's Right, Who's Wrong with 2007 Predictions

BusinessWeek survey of economists and stock pickers from late 2006 gauges accuracy of guesses from the experts media rely on.

2.4 Percent: 'Dramatic' Decrease or 'Disappointing' Increase?

Media downplay billions of dollars in increased holiday spending as 'weak' and 'disappointing'.

No Christmas Cheer for Retailers - at Least Not During Bush Years

Ho ho ho? A "bleak holiday shopping season" with retailers "weeping over holiday sales receipts."

Media Use Strong GDP as Basis for 'Recession'

Commerce Dept. confirms last month's 4.9 percent growth forecast, but media make their own forecast.

Networks: Low Women's Clothing Sales Foreshadow 'Nightmare'

Reporters paint ominous picture of the holiday shopping season based on one sector showing lower sales - even though many are up.

Bush's Housing Bailout Doesn't Go Far Enough

In its front-page story on the subprime housing "crisis," the Times ignores conservative concerns and embraces the issue as a political game - one the liberal Democrats are sure to win.

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.
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