The Media's Top 10 Worst Economic Myths of 2009

From jobs 'saved or created,' to stimulus saving the economy, to 'deficit neutral' health care reform; here are ten biggest stories the media got wrong this year.

Networks Flip Flop on Jobs

Identical Unemployment Numbers Good News for Obama, But All Bad under Reagan.

ABC, NBC Say Economy Is Having Opposite Effects on Divorce Rates

NBC says economy is keeping marriages together; ABC says it's splitting them up.

'Evening News': Foreclosures Causing Increased Homelessness

CBS blames housing crisis, not lost job, for loss of home in foreclosure hardship story.

CBS Omits Skepticism of Homeowner Bailout Plan

'Evening News' acts as if mortgage rescue package is taxpayers' duty since 'the government helped rescue Bear Stearns.'

ElectionWatch: Clinton's Rate Foreclosure Freeze Could Cause 'Chaos'

Media gloss over details and effects of liberal candidates' proposed mortgage bailouts.

Burnett Quadruples Foreclosure Statistics

Reporter says 8 percent of homes are in foreclosure, when it was actually 2 percent for the fourth quarter of 2007.

The Worst-Case Economy Reporting Handbook

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

Bernanke Critics and Rate-Cut Proponents Quiet after French Banking Scandal

SocGen fraud may have caused European stock market fall that inspired Fed's emergency rate cut last week; Economist: 'There is way too much panic.'

CNBC's Jim Cramer Still Down on Fed After Three-Quarter-Point Rate Cut

'Mad Money' host challenges WSJ reporter Greg Ip for putting out contradictory stories on Fed leading up to the 'emergency' rate cut.
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