housing

CBS Plays Class-Envy Card Over Countrywide Event That Didn't Happen

Embattled mortgage lender cancels controversial Colorado event, but 'Early Show' report spins it anyway.

Typical Media Victims Still Not Typical

New York Times profiles wealthy families and a family in an extreme situation to exaggerate foreclosure 'crisis.'

Head to Head: Media Turn to Greenspan When Bernanke Says No Recession

Fed Chairman's persistent 'no-recession' forecast isn't good enough for media who stick with 'bleaker' headlines.

Reuters Story Makes Outlandish Claim: U.S. Depression a Likely Possibility

Report raises the prospect of the U.S. government being forced into buying American stocks to avert an economic crisis.

Consumer Confidence: Only News When It's Low(er)

Just how low is consumer confidence - or how high? The media have historically focused on low reports while ignoring highs - and their own role in shaping opinions on the economy.

'World News' Jumps to Criticize 30-Day Foreclosure Freeze

Left-wing organization spokesman calls program unveiled by U.S. Treasury Dept. 'a PR effort.'

ABC 'World News' Goes after Credit Card Companies

Network fails to explain: just because the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates, it doesn't undo supply and demand in the credit market.

The Worst-Case Economy Reporting Handbook

Media using extreme cases as examples of how bad the economy is for 'average Americans.'

'World News' Criticizes Faith-Based Financial Adviser for Being Anti-Debt

Anchor Dan Harris says following Howard Dayton's Christian financial advice might mean 'radical belt-tightening.'

A Tale of Two Cramers: CNBC Host Does Complete Reversal on Market Outlook

'Mad Money' host Jim Cramer predicts financial stocks will make 'a fortune' and there will be a 'housing shortage a year from now.'
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