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The Oops and Downs of Economic Predictions

The public has to be confused as the media over-predict downturns and gas price spikes but lack accuracy.

ElectionWatch: Media Ignore, Misreport 'FairTax' amid Huckabee Surge

When reporters aren't completely ignoring the proposal to overhaul the U.S. tax system, they're dismissing or mischaracterizing the FairTax.

CBS Does Turnabout on Mercury-based Thimerosal's Link to Autism

Seven months prior, 'Evening News' gave a slanted report about autistic hardship blamed on thimerosal.

Even CNBC Stock Analyst Assumes Recession is a Foregone Conclusion

'Squawk Box' regular David Faber expresses concern over business spending.

Thomas Accuses Bloggers of 'Deterioration' of Journalism in Iraq War

Technological advances in media business, especially blogging, upset 'dean of the White House press corps.'

Leno's Success Prompts Union Writing Controversy

NY Times reports witness heard union rep give Leno permission to proceed with writing 'Tonight Show' monologue.

Networks Ignore Business Side of Strike, Even Though They Are the Business

One striking writer blasts Huckabee's late-night appearance, saying 'Jesus wouldn't cross' a picket line.

Cramer: The Fed 'Wants a Recession'

CNBC 'Mad Money' host accuses Fed of 'punishing' public with gradual rate cuts.

Post Uses Same-Sex 'Divorce' to Push Gay 'Marriage'

Sympathy-generating liberal bias documents the trauma of gay divorce.

Year in Review: Who's Right, Who's Wrong with 2007 Predictions

BusinessWeek survey of economists and stock pickers from late 2006 gauges accuracy of guesses from the experts media rely on.

NBC Blames Mortgages and Unemployment, but Not Borrowers for Debt

'Nightly News' cites subprime mess and other factors, but leaves out personal responsibility for credit card delinquencies.

2.4 Percent: 'Dramatic' Decrease or 'Disappointing' Increase?

Media downplay billions of dollars in increased holiday spending as 'weak' and 'disappointing'.

'World News' Blasts Medicare Competitors in One-Sided Story

ABC continues to make case for public-controlled health care, this time by bashing private Medicare plans and scaring seniors.

Media Use Strong GDP as Basis for 'Recession'

Commerce Dept. confirms last month's 4.9 percent growth forecast, but media make their own forecast.

Subject of ABC Medicare Story Claims Misrepresentation

Retiree named Medicare Advantage 'favorite' says 'Good Morning America' exaggerated his support of private insurance companies.

Evening Newscasts Not Sure Energy Bill is Enough

ABC's Gibson wonders if epic energy bill will go far enough in regulating Americans' energy use; NBC relies on one-sided experts to praise it.

'Cramer Claus:' Bernanke Gets a Lump of 'High-Sulfur Stinky Coal'

CNBC host offers disapproval of Fed chief, six weeks after making incorrect prediction about oil and gas prices.

This Christmas -- the Gift of Balanced Reporting

Sometimes the media get the story right. BMI highlights the 'good' news from 2007.

CNN's Gupta: 'Cheap' Corn Should Be Taxed to Fight Obesity

Medical correspondent presents tax on products with corn syrup as a convoluted solution to obesity and to 'offset' price of corn, ignoring that the price is already at an 11-year high.

Networks: Low Women's Clothing Sales Foreshadow 'Nightmare'

Reporters paint ominous picture of the holiday shopping season based on one sector showing lower sales - even though many are up.

AP: Group Praises China on Climate, Bashes U.S.

United States second worst in world according to left-wing environmentalist organization.

USA Today Praises Bill's Dimming of Incandescents

Reporter ignores environmental and financial downsides of high-tech light bulbs.

Being a Businessman Counts Against Apple CEO Jobs in 'Person of the Year' Contest

Time magazine's Web site states 'He's a businessman' as a 'con' in the race for its much-ballyhooed 'Person of the Year' title.

Dumpster Divers Against Bush: 'World News' Showcases Freeganism

ABC goes into peculiar nature of subculture called freeganism, but ignores business side as well as health risks and dangers of the practice.

$15M Anchor Asks if A-Rod's Worth $28 Million

'60 Minutes'' Couric wonders if fans can trust the market of Major League Baseball to compensate its players fairly.

Barone: Why Voters Think the Economy Is in Trouble

U.S. News & World Report writer cites the memory gap between voters who lived through the 1970s and 'new electorate.'