Wal-Mart

Coverage Slanted against Wal-Mart on FDIC Insurance

Newspapers and wire services focus on bankers in opposition, downplay union groups activism.

Times Reporter: Modern Layoffs Worse Than Great Depression

Reporter Uchitelle unsurprisingly finds negative spin to 211,000 new jobs in March 2006

New Reports Point to Strong Economy

Morning shows ignored higher consumer confidence, lower jobless claims as NBCs Today soft-pedaled a drop in unemployment.

CBS Attacks Insurance Companies for Making Money

Companies stayed afloat despite hurricane damages due to reinsurance, a practice the networks reporter criticized.

Mass. Law Requiring Health Insurance Praised in Print

Newspapers leave out critics who foresaw bigger government, socialized medicine.

Econ 101: When the Job Market Isnt Free

French protests show students ignorance about a consumer-driven economy.

Paris When It Sizzles

Venezuelan Dictator Seizes Oil to Buy Weapons

Networks ignore socialist Chavezs power grab, but attacked Big Oil just for making profits.

Bubble, Bubble, the Markets Not in Trouble

BusinessWeek calms down rhetoric as real estate boom continues in first quarter, though media continue to worry about a housing bubble.

ABC Recycles NY Times Story Slamming $165-Million Gift

Vargas calls use of legal tax break audacious; lawyer affiliated with Soros turns up as main source again.
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