Business Articles

'American Morning' Gives the Super Bowl 'a Pass' for Consumers 'Feeling the Pinch'

CNN features a woman who lost her job, but tells reporter she would buy a high-ticket item 'at a good sale price.'

ElectionWatch: Hey Big Spender! Media Fail to Report Cost of Campaign Promises

Network coverage of presidential campaigns ignores the high price tag of many candidates' proposals for taxpayers.

Which Candidate Will Pay the Most for My Vote?

Media encourage people to view themselves as victims of the economy, looking for handouts from the next president.

MSNBC's Matthews Blames Higher Gold Prices on Ailing Bush Economy

'Hardball' host forgets how it was like when he worked for Jimmy Carter.

ABC Interprets Lower McDonald's Sales as Recession Indicator

Golodryga: 'If Americans are saying goodbye to fast food, could we be saying hello to a recession?'

The Underreported View - 'The Economy Is Fine'

Newsweek cover story 'The U.S. Economy Faces the Guillotine' gives a bleak one-sided view ... but what media outlet doesn't?

Countrywide CEO Gives Up $37.5 Million; 'American Morning' Complains It's Not 'Fair'

Anchor Kiran Chetry says CEO severance package agreed to by company's boards of directors a 'disconnect with Main Street.'

'Nightly News': 36 Miles a Gallon Not Quite Good Enough

Gas mileage of the Smart Car doesn't impress anchor Lester Holt, says 'it should be getting 50 to 60 miles a gallon.'

CNN's Willis Teams Up with Jon Stewart to Bemoan Recession

Comedy Central host suggest economic turnaround will take two decades; CNN financial analyst says recession is a sure bet.

Bernanke Critics and Rate-Cut Proponents Quiet after French Banking Scandal

SocGen fraud may have caused European stock market fall that inspired Fed's emergency rate cut last week; Economist: 'There is way too much panic.'

NBC's Lauer 'On the Prowl for Victims' in Environmental Crusade

'Today' host accosts shoppers at Manhattan grocery store to berate them about using plastic and paper bags.

Networks Cheer: 'The Check Is in the Mail,' 'Cash Is on the Way'

Coverage is not concerned with the cost to taxpayers, but if checks can be cut in time and whether recipients will spend or save their 'rebates.'

NY Times Touts New FDA Regulations, Ignores Industry

Report on new FDA requirements for experimental drug testing ignores possibility of higher costs, includes no industry input.

'Evening News' Report Warns of More (and Your) Unemployment

Despite gloomy prognosis of the economy, unemployment is not at recessionary levels.

ElectionWatch: ABC's Donaldson: Economy 'Going in the Dumper'; Likens Obama to a 'Kewpie Doll'

Former reporter and 'World News Sunday' anchor advises Democratic candidates what issues to focus on and explains why he yelled down Reagan.

'Today' Lights Up Your Life with Puff Piece on Replacing Bulbs

Vieira changes one light bulb in her house, praises government mandate for compact fluorescents, and forgets to mention her big boss profits from their sale.

Econ 101: What does 'Recession' Mean?

We don't even know we've been in one until we're out.

'World News' Spreads 'Main Street' Fear with Worst-Case Investing Scenario

Report emphasizes potential losses from investing at the market peak last October.

Media Stimulate Recession and Tax Rebate Frenzy by Twisting Fed Chairman's Words

Networks report Bernanke 'confirmed recession fears' even though he specifically said he is 'not forecasting recession.'

'Today' Saves Energy, But Just for Today

NBC morning hosts carpool for one day to save the Earth, complaining the whole way that carpooling is lame and sarcastically comparing it to living in a tree.

CNBC's Jim Cramer Still Down on Fed After Three-Quarter-Point Rate Cut

'Mad Money' host challenges WSJ reporter Greg Ip for putting out contradictory stories on Fed leading up to the 'emergency' rate cut.

Zuckerman Compares Current 'Financial Crunch' to Great Depression

U.S. News & World Report editor-in-chief tells 'McLaughlin Group' viewers credit freeze is a problem 'nobody knows how to deal with.'

To the Washington Post, Bill Clinton is a Man of Character

The article gives an overall impression of a good man wronged, but still fighting for his valiant, equally wronged wife's name and campaign prospects. It's not that the Clintons lack character, ...

Post Finance Columnist Fawns over Hillary Clinton

Michelle Singletary describes Clinton's proposal for taxpayer-funded help to debt-ridden Americans in glowing terms.

Albright Blames Lack of Health Care and Minnesota Bridge Collapse on Iraq War

Former Secretary of State, now working with Hillary Clinton's campaign, tells audience domestic expenditures are suffering because war funding is taking precedence.

Will Hyped 'Economic Stimulus' Package Be Tax Relief or Wealth Redistribution?

Media so far downplay critics of rumored plan, fail to ask tough questions about tax relief.

Bernanke Says No Recession; U.S. Economy Will Show 'Resilience' in Long Term

Fed Chairman tells House Budget Committee a stimulus package could be needed to help the economy in the short-term; food and energy prices should 'decelerate.'

'Street Sweetie' Burnett: Jim Cramer 'Certifiably' Crazy

NBC News' favorite economic pundit takes 'crazy pills' according to talk show host Conan O'Brien.