Business Articles

Media Again Ignore Consumer Confidence Highs

Networks leave out good news that high gas prices arent hurting confidence in the economy.

Media Attack Executive Pay, Hide Effort to Seal Their Own Compensation Records

Networks focus on staggering pay and pensions for Exxon and other corporate CEOs, even as media companies fight SEC rule on disclosing high salaries.

CNNs OBrien: Maybe We Could Have More Gas Taxes

American Morning host wants motorists to pay Uncle Sam more at the pump.

NBC: Chicken Farms Shield U.S. Poultry from Avian Flu

In a departure from hype, reporter Tom Costello says American poultry pandemic highly unlikely.

Blogger Who Blamed Halliburton for Iraq Rains on U.S. Economys Parade

David Wallechinsky gives gloomy look at American dream in weekend magazine.

Ethanols Role in Higher Gasoline Prices Not News

Networks seem to be waking up to pricing effects, though free-market critics of the alternative fuel have issued this warning for years.

CNN Reporter: Union Strike Would Have Locked Up My Kids Bikes

Business contributor Andy Serwer shares how a doorman strike in NYC would have affected him.

In the Midst of Warnings, Life Expectancy Increases

Positive story a welcome respite from fear-mongering on obesity and bird flu.

Post Reports Global Warming Wont Be As Devastating As Predicted

After hinting that Earth could follow Venus in a warming trend, The Washington Post includes a new study that calms climate change rhetoric.

Americans innocent, but guilty from eating

Journalists continue to pound people about diet, so is it any wonder we dont like food any more?

Earth Day Special

Too Hot Not to Handle

HBOs Earth Day global warming special is high-octane propaganda intent on changing Americas prosperous habits.

Alaska Pipeline Doomsayings Revisited

As PBS releases a special about the oil delivery system, the Business & Media Institute goes back in time to recall environmentalists pipe dream: stopping it.

Why Are We Over a Barrel?

Networks blame big, bad oil but skip threats, taxes and increased demand.

Time Special Plugs Eco Tourist Spa with Air Conditioning

Weeks earlier, the same magazine warned of dire consequences from greenhouse gases.

Networks Complain of Record-High Oil That Isnt

But reporters for The Washington Post, USA Today put prices in perspective.

Shocking News: The Economy Is Producing Good Jobs

Christian Science Monitor reveals what most economists have known for years.

ABC Makes Time for First-Person Attack on Oil Firms

World News Tonight provides a forum for one mans complaint about being gouged.

Wash. Post Ignores Uncle Sams Monopoly in Wyoming

Paper blames rich for crowding out middle class residents even though government owns 97 percent of the land.

Post Promotes Author of Anti-Wal-Mart Book

Reporter joins chain store critic in attacking Wal-Marts low prices.

Vanity Fair Declares Global Warming Threat Graver than Terrorism

Magazines special Green Issue a vehicle for liberal environmental advocacy.

Media Myth: Taxation with Misrepresentation

Networks call administration actions taxpayer-funded while liberal priorities often treated as government-funded

Media Myth: Taxation with Misrepresentation - Executive Summary

Networks call administration actions taxpayer-funded while liberal priorities often treated as government-funded

A Word from Our Founding Fathers Taxes

Americans are overtaxed and under-informed.

CBS Revels in Corporate Catfight Over Gas Prices

Other networks report heavy demand, supply troubles in Iran as cause of rising price at the pump.

Coverage Slanted against Wal-Mart on FDIC Insurance

Newspapers and wire services focus on bankers in opposition, downplay union groups activism.

Times Reporter: Modern Layoffs Worse Than Great Depression

Reporter Uchitelle unsurprisingly finds negative spin to 211,000 new jobs in March 2006

CBS Attacks Insurance Companies for Making Money

Companies stayed afloat despite hurricane damages due to reinsurance, a practice the networks reporter criticized.