Economy

A Massive Reporting Deficit

Networks harp on federal deficit as a negative while downplaying how it was halved three years ahead of Bush's prediction.

NBC Pumps Up Fears of another Dot-Com Bubble

Network turns from housing fears to suggest YouTube purchase is a new dot-com crash waiting to happen.

Networks Overlook 810,000 New Jobs

Weekend news reports leave out huge revision to employment numbers.

Unemployment Rate Falls, But Times Is Still Pushing Pessimism

Describing a September in which the unemployment rate fell: "For American workers, the job market is starting to look a lot less inviting."

Wash. Post Notes Popularity of Gas Price Conspiracy Theories Among General Public

But reporter Steve Mufson left out that some journalists, like CNN's Jack Cafferty, have given credence to the idea.

Networks Overlook Dow Jones at Record High, Strong Retail Sales

One analyst said of robust sales figures that 'everything came together' in September.

Waging War: Media Ignore Compensation Increase

Media complain about 'stagnant' pay in an era of massive benefit growth.

On Day of Dow Record, CBS Warns of Economic Problems

Networks omit suggestion that tax cuts have helped the economy, market.

NBC Puts Downspin on Climbing Stock Market

'Nightly News' touts housing and auto problems instead of near-record average.

CNN Claims Small Price Drop Indicates Widespread Housing Problems

'American Morning' overemphasizes slight decline with tales of a bubble that has 'burst.'
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