New from the Business & Media Institute
As GM Goes, So Go the Media
General Motors has had its share of trials - renegotiating worker benefits and now closing plants. The media continue to blame the auto manufacturer's worries on high gas prices and foreign automakers. The glaring omission in the coverage is the United Auto Workers, the union that has driven GM's costs to unsustainable heights.
Pilgrims and Ingrates
There's a lot to be thankful for this year. Americans have pulled through two devastating hurricanes, and the economy has rebounded and continued growing. People are working hard to bring jobs to hurricane victims. But the media aren't grateful for charity and opportunity. They're focusing on government handouts - which are running out.
Movie Review: 'Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price'
It's the attack-umentary everyone's talking about. Sure, you've heard that Wal-Mart is sticking it to workers and destroying communities. But what you might not know is that Wal-Mart wants to let you die in its parking lot according to Robert Greenwald's new film.
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly tracks the best and worst media coverage of business and economics. Readers are invited to submit suggestions or news tips to staff writer Ken Shepherd.
This week: Chewing the fat about federal pork; Oil tax just 'a hill of beans'; ABC reporter driven to shame over SUV.
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