Government

Networks Skim Over White House Oil Claim: 'Vast Majority' of Spill is Gone

Obama administration claims roughly 75 percent of the oil had been removed, networks air few stories disputing that assertion.

'Nightly News' Skips Social Security's 75th, Highlights Children's Cartoon

Kate Snow reports on 'ground-breaking' Dora the Explorer tenth anniversary, ignores government program deeply in debt.

'60 Minutes' Refuels Coal Ash Attacks, Omit Government Culpability

Leslie Stahl questions 'industry' disposal methods when state and federal regulations govern coal ash.

Social Security: Government 'Ponzi' Scheme Turns 75 with $41 Billion Shortfall

Social Security with its 'trust fund' of IOUs is in serious fiscal trouble, but you wouldn't guess it from the mainstream news media.

Holy Sacred Cows! USA Today Reporter Takes on GSEs

Paul Wiseman breaks media taboo and highlights GSEs as 'No.1 problem' with housing market.

Freddie Mac Demands More (and More)

AP reports GSE requests another $1.8 billion in aid, bury omission from financial reform bill.

Fin-Reg 'Hope and Change': Santelli Laments SEC FOIA Restrictions

Provision in recently passed Dodd-Frank Act gives regulators ability to limit transparency.

AP Hypes Boehner-Obama Feud, Offers Few Details on Small Business Jobs Act

Brief on president's Rose Garden speech devotes half its time to Boehner criticism, omits bill title, implications.

Kyra Phillips Asks if Something Needs to be Done 'Legally' about 'Anonymous Bloggers'

CNN 'Newsroom' looks into internet's effect on culture, Sherrod story and promotes calls for internet 'gatekeeper.'

CBS Points out Obama Flip Flop on Paying for Benefits

Mark Knoller reminds readers that Obama touted the fiscal responsibility in paying for unemployment extension in November 2009.
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