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CBS's Storm Ignores Liberal Congressman's Call for 100-Percent Tax on Oil Profits

Reporter echoed Rep. Dennis Kucinich's rhetoric later in the interview.

ABC's Lisa Stark Pours Cold Milk on Advertising Trend

Reporter presents kid-friendly food sites as 'Wild West' in need of regulation.

Forget Tea Leaves: Read Congress's Bills to Forecast Future Deficits

Just how much taxpayer money is each member of Congress proposing to spend?

Minimum Rage

ABC, NBC Spin Strong Housing Numbers Negatively

'Nightly News' anchor calls housing market a bubble but a real estate economist featured in the story forecasted cooling beginning the year.

CNN's Dobbs Insists Author of anti-Free Trade Book Is 'No Protectionist'

But Sen. Dorgan opposes fair competition from foreign ethanol that could lower U.S. gas prices.

NBC Repeats Incorrect Claim That Gas At 'All-Time High'

Lundberg Survey is three cents higher than AAA but below September high and inflation-adjusted record.

Post Environmental Reporter Urges Gore to Run in 2008

Grunwald dismisses Kyoto treaty as too 'modest,' calls for Americans to sacrifice standard of living to cut greenhouse gases.

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.