New from the Business & Media Institute
The Trouble with Forecasting
The media have been hyping higher costs for home heating this winter. The trouble is, forecasting natural gas prices can be about as accurate as predicting the weather. The Energy Department's projections for winter have dropped for the past two months, but broadcasters continue to warn consumers without acknowledging the good news the energy supply recovered quickly from Hurricane Katrina.
Media at Large: Foxs Changing Climate
Home heating shouldnt be a problem much longer, if the medias full acceptance of global warming is any indication of whats really happening with the earths climate. The usually-balanced Fox News departed from its norm this week for a one-sided special that has some scientists up in arms. Unfortunately, the show also muddled the debate with misinformation.
Media Wrong about Dollar
The Business & Media Institute continues to track media prophecies and their undoing. In this edition: the economy was supposed to grind to a halt because of a falling dollar. What happened? Its still growing.
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: The Gray Lady pans tax hike in Germany; CBS shades solar energy report; Fox News burns fair and balanced motto in The Heat Is On.
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