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More Doom That Wasnt
Broadcasters have been at it again in the 24-hour speculation cycle, predicting gasoline topping $4 and $5 a gallon. But Hurricane Rita didnt hit as hard as they thought, and another round of sensationalistic reporting falls flat as gas prices gain just 6 cents.
Commentary: High Tide in Mississippi
Trial lawyers and the Mississippi attorney general are going after insurance companies to pay uninsured flood damages. The media have taken their side, choosing to show decimated homes and suffering people while overlooking the fact of the contracts that were in place before Hurricane Katrina. If the contracts are declared meaningless, then insurance will be hard to come by in the future.
Times Global Warming Claims Are a Natural Disaster
Both sides declare the global warming debate should be over, but this media favorite isnt going away any time soon. Time magazine is one of the latest offenders in the gross one-sided promotion of climate change rhetoric, warning that we should fear frightening consequences.
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 Director Dan Gainor.
This week: Climate change and dangerous looters in D.C.; doctors who dare to work with medical device companies; and more on those "evil" drug firms.
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