Economy

PBS Feature Claims 'Hurt Feelings' from Layoffs Might Be 'Lethal'

NY Times' Uchitelle says workers' low self-esteem is worse for the economy than the Great Depression.

CNN Calls 'The People' Winners in Calif. Minimum Wage Hike

But anchor Collins and reporter Lisovicz ignored economic evidence to the contrary.

Up in ARMs over Mortgages

BusinessWeek attacks banking and mortgage industries over adjustable rates, while network news warns consumers to pay attention to their loans.

CNN's Romans Bashes Economy with Unbalanced Story

Reporter turns to liberal-activist-on-the-street, says it takes 200 years to get into the middle class.

Where Poverty's Rise Ends, Slanted Coverage Continues

Media ignore or downplay income increases and halt in poverty's rise, insisting worker pay is dropping.

USA Today Leaves out Minimum Wage Earner's Liberal Activism

Reporter Armour doesn't tell readers Orlando woman's leadership role in ACORN.

CNN's Cafferty Rehashes Conspiracy Theory on Gas Prices, Elections

'In the Money' crew entertains notion Big Oil dropping prices to boost GOP; co-host Serwer dismisses price drop as a 'blip.'

CBS's Smith: Media Were 'Screaming with Our Hair on Fire' About Gas Prices

Network anchor now notices gas prices are falling, but other colleagues beat him to the punch.

That Lead Story on Declining Wages? Never Mind

Three days after coauthoring a lead story on the declining value of wages, David Leonhardt finds wages are actually growing this year.

72 Hours after Mourning Death of Wage Growth, Times Notes Wages Up with GDP Growth

New data show wage growth at 7 percent after inflation factored out.
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