Mercury

Media Use Katrina to Lobby for Higher Taxes

Criticism for budget deficits has been replaced by calls for big government

Cutting Taxes One Minute; Raising Them the Next

CNNs American Morning says raising gas taxes might be a better move than cutting them.

Times Cites U.N. Report Blasting U.S. as Cheap

Foreign aid story ignores U.S. charity and socialist aspects of U.N. analysis.

The Understatement of American Generosity

Coverage of private hurricane relief efforts pales in comparison to constant blame game on network news.

Strike one, Strike two

The Early Shows Julie Chen misreports gas prices two days in a row, two different ways.

Media Use Katrina to Predict Economic Downturn

Recent and past precedents strongly suggest region will rebound strongly.

Gas Prices Fuel More Bad Reporting

The Early Show misreports gas price, giving the false impression its an all-time high.

Refining: the Untold Story of the Oil Chain

Hurricane season brings more media references to refining capacity, but little explanation of this force behind gas prices.

USA Today Downplays Its Own Explanation of Health Care Costs

Major series fails to understand why premium care has a premium price.

Media Do Poor Job of Reporting on the Poor

New poverty statistics ignore the fact that new numbers are among the lowest in 20 years.
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