Government

19 Times Bigger than Enron, and the Networks Didn't See It Coming

Cooking the books but protected by powerful politicians, the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac financial crisis was seen a mile away by print media, but mostly overlooked by networks.

Cramer Pleads for Taxpayer Bailout of Fannie, Freddie

'Mad Money' host wants $100-billion 'government check' to raise capital for GSEs.

CBS Warns of Dental 'Death Spiral,' Ignores Problems with Public Dental Care

'Evening News' excludes free market solutions for tooth problems in favor of universal health insurance.

ABC Web Site Compares Current Day to Fall of Rome 'If We Don't Save Our Troubled Planet'

Network's 'Earth 2100' program warns about collapse of civilization, asks 'Are we next?'

Author Blames Lack of Draft for Blackwater's Rise

Iraq war opponent Jeremy Scahill rails against paid security contractors that lessen the burden on the U.S. military.

Media Condemn Oil Speculators after Announcement of CFTC Investigation

Revelation of probe by regulatory authority credited for causing one-day drop in oil prices, although prices showing rebound.

Wash. Post on Obese Children: 'Parent' Never Mentioned

Article celebrates victories of anti-food advocates pressuring businesses.

CBS Uses Kennedy Diagnosis to Critique Government Cancer Funding

'Evening News' criticizes federal government for reserach funds 'drying up;' praises British government for higher funding.

Parade Shills for PBS to Get $400 Million in Federal Funding

NPR affiliates support one-sided poll that equates yes and no votes with 'supporting Big Bird; or give him the ax.'

Networks Ignore Government's Role in Ethanol-Driven Global Food Crisis

Food inflation and hunger riots tied to ethanol mandate U.S. politicians and journalists supported.
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