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Nathan Burchfiel

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Too Little, Too Late - Media Discover Mercury in Fluorescent Bulbs

Journalists' beloved 'eco-friendly' lights now considered more dangerous than originally thought, after government mandate required their use.

Networks Combine to Deliver Economic Triple Threat

Will housing, gas prices and banking bring down the U.S. economy? On the news, it seems like a daily mantra.

Crude Coverage

Media ignore OPECs control of oil market when covering Americas pain at the pump.

'Today' Sends Mixed Signals on Markets

NBC co-host makes Great Depression comparison while CNBC contributors caution against panic.

Foreclosure Filings Drop Month-to-Month, So Burnett Reports Year-over-Year Increase

CNBC contributor emphasizes disappointing foreclosure numbers but ignores decrease highlighted by reporting group.

Burnett Ignores Ethanol's Role in Higher Food Prices

CNBC contributor blames 'energy prices and a weak dollar' for food inflation but neglects consequences of federal fuel mandates.

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.

Finding a Gas Station with the Highest Price

Prices onscreen continue to be higher than the national average for gas.

Take 2: Networks Still Ignore, Print Media Still Bash Warming Conference

A few instances of media mentions - combined with plenty of criticism and dismissiveness - do not equal balanced coverage.

Networks Ignore, Newspapers Mock N.Y. Climate Change Conference

Networks continue trend of ignoring scientists who challenge 'consensus,' while newspapers find plenty of environmentalists to mock them.

CNN Unveils the Sad Puppy Indicator

Reporter Susan Roesgen says pet abandonment a sign of 'an economy in trouble.'

Despite Media Carping, Americans Largely Trust Drug Companies

Media attacks on pharmaceutical companies don't resonate with the public, which overwhelmingly believes drug makers improve quality of life.

BMI's Gainor: 'Disagreement is Not Allowed in the Media'

Business & Media Institute Vice President tells 'Fox & Friends' media ignore and mistreat global warming 'skeptics.'

NY Times Profiles Racist, 'Deteriorating' Labor Market

Newspaper claims businesses are in a 'hiring strike,' downplays stable, low unemployment.

International Conference Will Challenge Global Warming 'Consensus'

Scientists, policy experts from around globe will meet in Manhattan to present other side of the climate change debate.

NBC's Burnett Joins ABC's Golodryga in Reporting 'Silver Lining'

'Today' contributor takes a page from 'Good Morning America' colleague and reports something positive about the economy.

CNBC's Burnett: Recession vs. Slowdown is Only 'Semantics'

'Today' contributor claims there's no real difference between recession and slowdown, despite the fact that worried talk contributes to economic woes.

Not-So-Great Depression Coverage: All of the Hype, but None of the Bread Lines

Unsatisfied by characterizing economy as in recession, networks try comparing current situation to the Great Depression.

ABC Finally Sees 'Signs of Hope' for Economy

'Good Morning America' recognizes 'tangible tidbits of good news' and provides range of opinion on 'recession' outlook.

Typical Media Victims Still Not Typical

New York Times profiles wealthy families and a family in an extreme situation to exaggerate foreclosure 'crisis.'