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Recession

Unemployment Nearly as Bad as During Clinton

Media selectively spin downturn into foundation for new, New Deal.

NY Times Columnist Acknowledges Media Feed Economy Fear

Writer blames digital age, 24-hour news cycle for spreading worry further, faster.

Stolberg: Big-Government Proposals Provide "Comfort" in Times Akin to Great Depression

The Times' White House reporter celebrates the New New Deal: "Well I think you're seeing a very interesting comparison frankly to Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal. This has been called the New ...

Michigan Mayor Says No Auto Bailout Will Mean Depression

Virg Bernero says letting Big Three 'fall by the wayside' will 'hurt national security.'

Reporter Blames U.S. Business for Wal-Mart Trampling, a "Shopping Guernica"

The Times economics reporter on the trampling death at an early-morning Wal-Mart sale: "It was a tragedy, yet it did not feel like an accident. All those people were there, lined up in the cold ...

Journalists Credit Obama for Stock Gains, Ignore Losses

News media apply double standard to president-elect's influence on market fluctuations.

UCLA Economist: Fundamentals Looked 'Good' Before Bailout Talk Caused 'Panic'

Lee E. Ohanian says GDP growth was 'on average' and productivity growth 'very high.'

Time Inc. Ad Slump 'Like 1931' Just as Magazine Recalls Great Depression

CEO Ann Moore's downbeat forecast comes out as FDR cover on stands.

NY Times Dismisses Growth in Dire '08 Outlook; Says Bush in 'Denial' about Economy

Other major newspapers are neutral or cautiously optimistic about economic predictions for 2008.

Will Journalists Finally Get the Recession They Crave?

Most economists say downturn here, while Time magazine runs cover showing 'The New Hard Times.'
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