The Balance Sheet

12 Days, 3 Networks and No Mention of ClimateGate Scandal President Obama will be at the climate change summit in Copenhagen next week, but the network news media are still ignoring leaked e-mails that suggest manipulation of climate data and other unethical behavior by alarmist scientists. Dr. Dean's Admitted Socialism Socialists unmask themselves and the media pretend not to notice. The Apocalypse, Space Aliens, Vampires and Unbiased Journalists Americans believe three out of the four, but know one is a fantasy. continue reading
Networks Ignore Alliances, Thuggery and Lobbying of SEIU Members of the self-proclaimed fastest-growing union in North America have started fights at town hall meetings, share office space with ACORN and spent over $60 million to elect President Barack Obama but the network news media hasn't reported any of that in 2009. Ready to Pay Your $6 Trillion 'Climate Justice' Bill? Copenahagen global warming summit poses risk to your wallet, but expect the news media to tell you about it. There will be no Balance Sheet on Nov. 25, but we will resume publication Dec. 2. Happy Thanksgiving. continue reading
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Ford Had a Better Idea: No Bailout Ford stunned everyone with this week's announcement of nearly $1 billion in profit for the third quarter. What's more is that the company did it without a federal bailout, but a number of news media reports left out that important detail. One Year Later, Obama's Media Honeymoon Still Going Strong Money, health issues dominate marriage's first year, but journalists still in love. continue reading
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Ford Had a Better Idea: No Bailout Ford stunned everyone with this week's announcement of nearly $1 billion in profit for the third quarter. What's more is that the company did it without a federal bailout, but a number of news media reports left out that important detail. One Year Later, Obama's Media Honeymoon Still Going Strong Money, health issues dominate marriage's first year, but journalists still in love. continue reading
Networks Ignore Democrat Defeat of Immigrant ID and Their Push for Coverage of Illegals Rep. Joe Wilsons shocking outburst, generated plenty of media attention and even accusations of racism, but it also forced the networks to talk about the possibility of illegal immigrants getting health care. But when Democrats took action to make that more likely, the networks were silent. Obamacomedy If it weren't so tragic, the Obama presidency would be hilarious. Real Olympic Event Is Making Excuses From Polanski to Letterman to Obama, media help stars take no responsibility. continue reading
Networks Flip Flop on Jobs Unemployment has reached a 26-year-high under President Obama, but a look at network media coverage from 1982 reveals a huge difference between jobs coverage then and now. ABC, CBS and NBC were 13 times more negative under Ronald Reagan than Obama and even when the unemployment rate was exactly the same. Al Gore's Hand in Your Pocket Government gambles with taxpayer money it doesn't have on a car that may never sell. Bill Clinton Misses Days of 'Vast Right Wing' Conspiracies and Eager Interns The real issue is the left has no message on major... continue reading
Media Embrace Millionaire Moore's Vendetta against Capitalism Film critics praised Michael Moores latest piece of propaganda, Capitalism: A Love Story, but journalists who should be asking tough questions are mostly fawning over the fascinating filmmaker. It Has Come to This Get Everything. Pay Nothing. The sign of our times. Obama Speeches: The 'I's Have It -- Nearly 1,200 Times Sunday marathon reinforces president's focus on self while the media ignore it. continue reading
The Media Depression that Wasn't (Even Close) Major news outlets spent much of 2008 and 2009 portraying the U.S. economy as on the brink of a second Great Depression while selling Obamas fiscal policies as a solution. Now that the recession is very likely over the media are praising the White House instead of admitting they exaggerated the economic worries. Where Is The Real Crisis? Learning from cash-for-clunkers. ACORN Story Grows But Mainstream Media Reluctant to Cover It A couple of kids with a hidden camera do what the professional 'journalists' have refused to do. continue reading