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NY Times Reviewer Complains about Friedman Documentary on PBS

Reporter Ginia Bellafante puffs up Friedman rival who said Soviet economy was sounder as it was collapsing in the 1980s.

NY Times Slants Patent Protection Story Against Novartis

Reporter depicts court struggle as one pitting company against 'patients rights groups' instead of liberal activists.

ABC Runs on Fumes with Detroit Auto Story

Anchor Gibson fails to explain how labor unions are partly to blame for GM, Ford 'Running on Empty.'

CNN's Romans: Conservatives Don't Bother Us about Global Warming As Much Anymore

CNN's 'In the Money' crew, way past 'tipping point' on climate, declares debate has 'come a long way' and laughs at companies' efforts to join climate change movement.

CBS Obesity Story Heavy on Hype, Light On Substance

Reporter Thalia Assuras fails to inform audience of the limitations of body mass index in diagnosing, treating childhood obesity.

Film Review: 'The Power of Choice,' A Milton Friedman Special

Documentary highlights the man and his ideas that changed the world.

AP, NY Times Lament Low Union Participation

Reporters highlight concern about 'intimidation,' leave out possibility that unions work against employees' self interest.

Wash. Post Shows Balance in Climate Debate As Inconvenient Hassle For Science Teacher

Reporter Blaine Harden leaves out any critics of Al Gore's Oscar-nominated film.

CNN Dusts Off 6-Month-Old Study to Push Internet Advertising Regulations

Network's top doc gives just 6 seconds to industry and zero time to talk about parental responsibility.

CNN's Cho Gives One-Sided Look at Bush Health Plan

Merits of the tax-deduction plan are excluded as reporter turns to Democratic donor for analysis.

Econ 101: How to Reduce Gas Consumption

Government intervention in energy markets leads to inefficiency, even when 'energy security' is the goal.

Energy: Mission Impossible?

Politicians and the media clamor for energy independence but leave out crucial details.

Energy: Mission Impossible?

NBC's Gregory Ignores Debate; Meteorologist Calls Carbon Emissions Merely 'A Pop Gun' in Global Warming

NBC looks forward to State of the Union concession; CNN Headline News showcases weathercaster in midst of ongoing blog debate on climate change.

Hillary Clinton, 10; Falling Gas Prices, 0

Pre-State of the Union newscasts ignored falling gas prices, totaled 10 minutes in face time with NY senator about 2008 run.

Global Warming: Weekend Roundup

NPR gave liberal coverage to Pelosi's push for global warming-focused committee, while networks ignored the story.

Gas Prices Falling ... Too Much, or Not Enough?

Difference between oil and gas prices 'really makes me mad,' says CNN correspondent.

News Producer Applauds Car Smoking Ban as 'Common Sense' on NBC Blog

Network's Ed Deitch praises local ordinance, while reporter Mike Taibbi fails to get reaction from law enforcement officers.

Networks Downplay Own Role in Panic over Faulty Car Seat Study

Consumer Reports retracts study, only after media hype of original claims.

Post Writer Says Regulation in Fashion

Givhan throws her weight behind bigger government and bigger models.

Post Hails Democrats Seeking 'New Political Center' on Money Matters

But policies paper cheers as a compromise package are both liberal measures.

Networks Use Good Cancer News to Complain About Federal Funding Levels

ABC, CBS, and NBC also ignore role private industry plays in fighting war on cancer.

Media Myth: The Recession/Depression of 2006

Hint: It Never Happened

CBS Prescribes Regulation for Herbal Supplements

But reporter Alfonsi's stories were anemic when it came to presenting the industry's defense.

Networks Link Economy to Depression/Recession; No Wonder We're Depressed

The 2006 collapse never came, so now journalists are looking to 2007 to make their gloomy predictions look smart.

USA Today Finds Negative Slant to Falling Gas Prices

Reporter Hagenbaugh fails to tell readers that 'consumer rights' watchdog is liberal, conspiracy theorist.

Network Silence Greets Announcement of Chavez's Hostile Oil Industry Takeover

Media continue to ignore or downplay significance of socialist Chavez's control of oil reserves.

Viewers Get No Holiday from CNN's Energy Price Concerns

Prices at the pump decrease, but CNN's 'In The Money' still worried about what increases might mean for consumers.

CNN's Sylvester Unfairly Presented, Quickly Dismissed Economist's Views on Medicare

'Lou Dobbs Tonight' reporter scoffed that 'common sense' trumped pharmaceutical economics expert's conclusions on Medicare 'negotiation.'