Regulation

Bias Over Easy: Morning Shows Serve up Soft Boiled Questions for FDA Commissioner

ABC, CBS, and NBC morning shows egg on FDA chief about increased authority, never mention FDA's $318 million budget increase.

Kyra Phillips Asks if Something Needs to be Done 'Legally' about 'Anonymous Bloggers'

CNN 'Newsroom' looks into internet's effect on culture, Sherrod story and promotes calls for internet 'gatekeeper.'

Newsweek Mocks 'Poor Little CEO's,' Attacks Private Sector

Daniel Gross uses 'blame Bush' rhetoric to denounce business leader jobs summit.

Times Glad 'Wide-Eyed Admiration' for Wall Street Is Over

In Friday's lead, Binyamin Appelbaum and David Herszenhorn welcome re-regulation by Congress over financial markets: "The government watched and did nothing as the bulk of financial activity moved ...

Time Says Oil Spill is Everyone's Fault but Big Government

Bryan Walsh blames spill on public's love of cheap gas and distrust of government regulation.

AP Claims FDA is 'Stretched Thin,' Needs More Authority

Institute of Medicine report finds FDA 'lacks vision necessary to protect consumers,' AP ignores funding increase.

Huffington on ABC's This Week: 'Absolutely a Thousand Percent Bush-Cheney's Fault'

"Sooner or later, we'll blame this on George W. Bush," George Will presciently predicted on Sunday's Week during the roundtable's look as how President Barack Obama is handling the gulf oil leak. ...

NY Times Critical of Food Industry Opposition to Salt Regulation

Newspaper leads with salt's 'ill effects on the nation's health,' buries study about portion control.

Margaret Carlson Despairs that After Bush-Cheney Big Oil is 'Too Big to Regulate'

"Eight years of the Bush-Cheney administration removing regulations" has made it so "now the oil industry is too big to regulate," former Time magazine Deputy Washington Bureau Chief Margaret ...

Media Favor Regulation, Barely Notice Failures of Regulators

From the government's 'cozy' relationship with BP, to the SEC's failure to catch Madoff; networks attack businesses, but not regulators for mistakes.
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