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The Medias Top 10 Economic Myths of 2006: Executive Summary

Compiled by the Business & Media Institute

The Medias Top 10 Economic Myths of 2006

Compiled by the Business & Media Institute

The Inflation 'Monster' Under the Media's Bed

News reports warned of 'recession,' 'stagflation' as inflation 'reared its ugly head,' but drops in prices get little notice from networks.

USA Today: Motorists Aren't Paying Enough for Roads

Reporter hypes calls by politicians to raise taxes for roads, infrastructure; ignores conservative critics who say problem is wasteful spending, not too little revenue.

Profiting Too Much?

'World News Tonight' reporter fusses over Exxon's third-quarter figures.

NBC's 'Today' Raises 'Vast Right Wing Conspiracy' On Gas Prices

Reporter Quintanilla debunks substance of claim but insists the blog-fueled plot has oil industry, conservatives on defensive.

Post Buries OPEC Production Cut Inside Paper

But earlier story on 'Big Oil' conspiracy to slash gas prices was front page in Business just two weeks ago.

Fervent Friedman Foils "Foolish Market Worshipers Led By Dick Cheney..."

Columnist Thomas Friedman pits "...foolish market worshipers" that "insist markets will take care of everything" vs "wiser" policy makers.

Post Reporter: Gas Prices Are Down, So Why Not Raise Taxes?

Writer Steven Mufson portrays support for higher fuel levies as bipartisan.

'Bad News Bears': Executive Summary

How Networks Distort a Good Economy and Batter President Bush
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