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'In the Money' Airs Conflict Diamond Hit Piece on De Beers

CNN's Ali Velshi downplays diamond industry's benefits to Africa in favor of smearing company.

NY Times Helps American Students in Cuba Criticize America

According to reporter, medical students say American health care system too focused on 'bottom line,' U.S. trade 'blockade' frustrating.

The Medias Top 10 Economic Myths of 2006: Executive Summary

Compiled by the Business & Media Institute

CNN Special Pushes Liberal Health Care Agenda

Universal health care, one of the first action items for Democrats, pushed by Lou Dobbs.

CNN's Dobbs Assails 'Mindless' Manufacturing Advocate

Trade group VP responds slamming faulty logic, notes benefits of foreign insourcing.

Dobbs Bashes South Korea Trade Deal

War on reality continues with anti-free trade rhetoric.

A $7-Billion Omission

Network newscasts continue to ignore Fannie Mae fiasco's scope, even the final tally of the cost.

The Medias Top 10 Economic Myths of 2006

Compiled by the Business & Media Institute

Econ 101: Who Benefits from Boost in Student Grants?

'Round and 'round the taxpayer money goes ... and where it stops, nobody knows. Oh, and tuition will go up, too.

Top 10 Media Myths of 2006

TV News Ignores Surprisingly Strong Housing Data

Bubble bursting mantra continues to dominate reports despite evidence to the contrary.

CBS Greases Wheels for Democratic Attack on 'Big Oil'

Reporter Armen Keteyian turns story about government incompetence into indictment of oil industry.

Balance is Low on CBS's Pecking Order

'Evening News' plays up study on salmonella in chicken, but leaves out industry rebuttal, consumer group's pro-regulation agenda.

Wash. Post Claims Minimum Wage Hike Is Fine by D.C.-Area Biz Owners

Conservative critic says the proposed wage hike will hurt the workers it is intended to help.

CBS Obesity Report Trims Opposing Views

'Evening News' story shorts personal responsibility and cost arguments.

CNN's O'Brien Hits Clinton on AIDS Spending

'American Morning' anchor criticized former president, showcased Sen. Barack Obama's call to spend $1 billion more than Bush.

Spy Story Scarier than Real Life

'Good Morning America' frightens viewers with radioactive coverage.

CNN's Dobbs Accuses Ford Motor Co. of Funding Terrorism

The carmaker's crime: selling cars to civilians in Syria.

Hurricane Hype Clouds Warming Debate

Despite wild weather predictions and warnings about global warming, media must watch quiet season blow by.

Unhealthy Bias in Implant Stories, Then and Now

Media return to complaints about silicone breast implants, despite FDA decision to end 14-year ban.

ABC Hypes 'Extreme Jobs' Taking Heavy Toll on Workers with 70-Hour Weeks

Yet the number of Americans in those jobs is small; they choose them; and they're generally well-paid.

Stories Lament Twentysomethings 'Forced' to Live with Parents

Media depict young adults struggling with debt but talk little about poor choices that got them there.

Warning! Retailers on the Holiday Prowl

USA Today takes stores to task for advertising toys to kids.

'NewsHour' Still Insists on Bursting Housing Bubble

Despite Realtors' upbeat forecasts, PBS worries economy headed toward a 'crash.'

CNN's Velshi Ignores Treasury Chief's Warnings on Regulation

But the 'American Morning' business reporter had time to squeeze in a story on Charmin sponsoring free toilets in Times Square.

The Inflation 'Monster' Under the Media's Bed

News reports warned of 'recession,' 'stagflation' as inflation 'reared its ugly head,' but drops in prices get little notice from networks.

An American Thanksgiving Story

Like the colonists who bought Manhattan, Congress has offered us trinkets in exchange for valuable ground.