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Fixing the Tax Code With Mao's 'Little Red Book'

Oregon Democratic Sen. Wyden starts his own 'long march' to tax reform.

ABC Lean on Fairness in Mad Cow Testing Story

'World News Tonight' story left out perspective of cattle ranchers.

Housing Bubble, What Housing Bubble?

CNN says Bernanke's comments about orderly decline in home sales are 'boring'.

Wash. Post, NY Times Portray Wal-Mart Court Win as 'Setback'

Both papers downplayed nationwide union-led efforts to tax large and small businesses more.

Times Ignores Prison Non-Profit's Liberal Slant, Soros Ties

Justice Strategies director once attacked the 'vengeful penal philosophy' of U.S. prisons.

Hollywood Export Undermines America

It's time for TV scriptwriters to give up the evil business stereotypes and cowboy up.

Networks Include Fear Premium in Oil Coverage

Warnings of $4/gallon gas abound from oil traders on network news, while Congressional moves toward domestic oil go largely unnoticed.

Food Food Everywhere, But Not a Bite to Eat

Washington Post reporter complains about supermarkets, citing a critic who thinks Americans spend too little and eat too much.

New York Times Complains of Medicare 'Windfall' for Drug Companies

Reporter Freudenheim downplays taxpayer pain in paying for the nearly $700-billion program.

Entertainment Weekly Says Global Warming Keeps Gore 'Cool'

The debate remains, despite magazine's incorrect claim that even Fox News won't challenge movie.

CBS Serves Whine with Global Warming

Reporter Blackstone excludes scientists who are skeptical of new study forecasting doom for Napa Valley.

Wash. Post Finds Negative News Coverage Affects Americans' View of Economy

Survey commissioned by the paper found more positive views of economy when respondents saw stories on job creation.

Networks Insist Oil Is at 'Record High'

Reporters finally give geopolitical factors strong place influencing price; but adjusted for inflation, oil is still $10 below 1981 peak.

NY Times and NBC Flip-Flop on Cancer Drugs

'Breakthroughs' and 'promising new treatments' now treated like high-risk drugs.

CNN Ignores Labor Union Source of Wal-Mart Shoplifting Story

Reporter omitted the fact that activist group WakeUpWalMart.com was the source of a NY Times article publicizing the retailer's softened stance on shoplifting.

Media Deficient on Budget Deficit Reporting

Surprisingly strong tax revenues in 2006 aren't cheered by TV newsrooms.

Networks Serve as Deputy for Food Police

Anti-food-industry group has more food stories on network news than official government agency dedicated to nutrition.

CBS, ABC Attack Companies on Cancer Drug Costs

Both networks leave out heavy cost of research or that 30 percent of marketed pharmaceuticals are money-losers.

Take Food Cops' Advice with a Grain of Salt -- Until That's Banned, Too

The Center for Science in the Public Interest, which once campaigned for trans fats, now sues against them.

ABC Perplexed at High Demand for High-Priced Gas

Network's reporters ignore analysis that shows prices are reasonable when adjusted for inflation, personal income.

ABC Presents One Young Spendthrift as Symbol of Poor Money Management

Reporter Stark leaves out that many 20-somethings are planning for retirement.

Washington Post Stokes Class Envy with Front-Page Story

But the article itself shows blue-collar workers like nurses, carpenters among those benefiting from strong economy.

CNN's Lee Pumps Up Gas Price

Business reporter errs in saying Americans are paying a penny less than the 'all-time high.'

CBS Lets Government off the Hook in Florida 'Insurance Crisis'

Subsidized flood insurance encourages building on hurricane-prone coasts, while consumers are shocked at private market prices.

CBS Ignores Role of Tax Hike in Atlantic City Casino Closings

Reporter Alfonsi left out how Democratic governor's plans to raise sales tax shut down the Garden State's government.

NBC's 'Today' Gives Voice to Class Envy in Hollywood

Reporter highlights complaint of Academy Award announcer about actors but ignores man's movie work.

CNN Puts Food Police on Patrol in the Grocery Aisle

'American Morning' features anti-food industry Nestle as it scolds shoppers on processed foods.

CBS Upstages Good Economic News with Foreclosure Worries

Reporter highlights Cape Cod foreclosure, but leaves out how house is above average in value.