Recession

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.

Despite Media Claims, 82 Percent Say Recession Isn't Over

ABC News-Washington Post poll finds huge majority still feeling recession.

The Media Depression that Wasn't (Even Close)

How the networks conjured 'Hoovervilles' and breadlines to sell Obama's spending.

Obama's Crew Has "Basically Succeeded" in Turning Economy Around

David Leonhardt uses a small decline in the unemployment rate to shout about the massive government intervention and "stimulus" package: "What if in the end they got it right?"

Decline in GDP "Hopeful Sign" for NYT; GDP Gain During Bush Years "Arrow" Pointing to Recession

Is there a double standard in how the struggling economy is being portrayed?

Newsweek, ABC Cheer End of Recession, But Economists, Politicians Remain Divided

Even President Obama caught off guard by magazine claim.

Is the Obama Economic Stimulus Taking Effect? NYT Optimistic

Once again the Times plays on the front page economic optimism inspired by Obama's "stimulus" plan, buries inflation concerns in paragraph 17.

ABC Offers Skeptical Take on Obama's Stimulus Claims; CBS, NBC Uncritical

On Friday's Good Morning America, ABC's Jake Tapper provided a skeptical, challenging analysis of the Obama administration's claims about the economic stimulus bill. Tapper wondered: "How much of ...

Brokaw Calls for 'Economic Justice,' 'Mother Earth Taken Turn for the Worse'

During his Saturday commencement speech at Fordham U, former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw fretted the "vital signs" of "Mother Earth" have "taken a turn for the worse," as he cited global warming as ...

Zandi Mongers Panic: Warns Deeper Recession Over Potential Spread of Swine Flu

Moody's Economy.com chief economist claims global downturn will intensify if flu strain spreads throughout the globe.
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